Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor in English


The Department of English in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University seeks candidates for a tenure line faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning the Fall semester of 2023. The successful candidate should have experience teaching fiction writing workshops and literature courses at the college level and a significant record of fiction publication in nationally recognized venues.

We welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and those who demonstrate a commitment to LMU's mission to support the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized. Interdisciplinary expertise is expected, specializations and disciplines of interest open.  

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the English Studies Major and Minor programs, and the MA Studies in English program. The teaching load is 2-2-2-3 over two years (i.e., two classes per regular semester and three classes every fourth semester). The successful candidate will contribute to the administration and development of our Creative Writing Program, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service at the department level or above. Applicants must show promise of excellence in teaching, writing, and publication. A Ph.D. or MFA is required. However, ABD applicants who anticipate completing the doctorate by Fall 2022 will also be considered. As part of an intercultural, student-centered institution, the English Department promotes teaching diverse course content using decolonial pedagogies. Please review the department's Vision Statement

The application requires: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) a writing sample, not to exceed 25 pages.

In addition, confidential letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage. Application materials should be submitted by October 15, 2022, by 5 pm PST.  

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Contact Information

Department of English, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Suite 3800
Los Angeles