Western Colorado University

Lecturer of Creative Writing in English

Western Colorado University invites applications for a full time, one-year appointment as Lecturer of Creative Writing in English in the Department of Communication Arts, Languages and Literature. 

A tenure-track Assistant Professor position will likely be announced for the following academic year.  

Duties: Teaching responsibilities consist of lower and upper-division creative writing courses and two composition courses. Upper-division courses include senior Advanced Writing and Magazine Production. This is a 12-credit hour per semester teaching load with additional responsibilities for advising, WordHorde, the faculty-advised student-run slam poetry and fiction performance troupe, which hosts the Contemporary Writer Series.  

For more information on the English Program, please visit our website at: www.western.edu/english.  

Qualifications: PhD in English, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing or Masters (MA) in English or related field. Must have experience in creative writing and thorough grounding in critical/literary analysis. Must have excellent record of teaching experience in creative writing and/or composition. Enthusiasm for recruiting English majors required. Experience in poetry helpful.

Salary/Benefits: Salary range is $37,000–MA or $38,000–PhD or MFA. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance.

To Apply: go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application (see the "apply" link at the top of the job posting); required attachments to your online application include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, examples of student evaluations, sample composition or literature syllabi, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please include contact information for three appropriate references.  

The expected start date is August 2019. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please direct questions regarding the position to Professor Jack Lucido, Chair of the Communication Arts, Languages and Literature Department, e-mail: jlucido@western.edu.

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.  

Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

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Jack Lucido, Chair of the Communication Arts, Languages and Literature Department
Western Colorado University
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