About the Position: Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks an active writer and experienced teacher for the position of assistant professor of creative writing and literature. We seek a writer who may specialize in a certain writing genre, but can also teach writing and literature courses in a wide range of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, journalism, playwriting, composition, blogging. Given our students’ strong interests in questions of power and identity, structural inequalities and violence, and environmental justice, the foci of candidates’ scholarship and creative work should engage in the intersections of poetics and politics, or of words and the world. Particular emphases may be Black/Africana studies, decolonial/postcolonial literatures, feminism and writing, or Native modes of writing and thinking, among many possibilities. An ideal candidate will be able to teach courses that develop the creative writing skills and personal voices of students, as well as to help students examine the literary, theoretical, historical, political, and cultural contexts within which writing emerges.
About the College/Department: Fairhaven College cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world.
Fairhaven College is building a culturally diverse curriculum, faculty, and student body and strongly encourages applications from individuals who can serve as role models and mentors to our students, offer a range of perspectives and scholarly interests, and serve well in an increasingly diverse university community.
Position Responsibilities: Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world. The successful candidate will teach courses in the college’s core curriculum and electives in creative writing and literature, sponsor independent study projects and co-supervise interdisciplinary concentrations (majors) in their fields of expertise.
|Required Qualifications: |
- MFA or PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, in creative writing or literature
- Teaching experience in creative writing
- Demonstrated ability to teach creative writing and literature courses examining questions of power and identity, structural inequalities and violence, or environmental justice
- Published creative writing
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with diverse students and colleagues
|Preferred Qualifications: |
- Experience working successfully with diverse students and colleagues
- Interdisciplinary teaching experience
- Published scholarship in literature or creative work exploring intersections of poetics and politics
- Ability to teach multiple genres of writing
|Academic Emphasis: Creative writing and literature |
|Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA |
|Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications |
|Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington |
|Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applications must be submitted via Western’s electronic application system for employment (EASE) (click the "Apply Now" button to access the site). |
Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice.
Additionally three letters of recommendation are required to be sent to email@example.com.
Semi-finalists will be asked to provide additional information, including writing sample, teaching evaluations, and course materials prior to invitation for interviews.
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|Job Posted: 10/13/2016 |
|Closing Date Notes: Application review begins January 2, 2017; position is open until filled |