Colorado State University — Assistant Professor of English specializing in Fiction Writing

English Department, Colorado State University. Entry-level, tenure track. Seeking writer with energy, vision, and commitment to building excellence in MFA/undergraduate creative writing programs. Successful candidate appointed untenured at rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 8/16/19.

Required: MFA or PhD, English or related field, experience teaching at college level, promising record of creative activity and contributions to writing community, at least one novel or collection of stories published by, or under contract with a national press at time of application.

Preferred: Especially interested in candidates with experience in African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, Environmental, and/or hybrid literature/writing.

Applicants encouraged to describe additional teaching or scholarly interests/experiences. Candidates who can advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, creative activity, and teaching encouraged to address these goals in their application.

Responsibilities: 2/2 course load, including workshops, craft, literature seminars, surveys. Successful candidate also expected to advise/mentor students, direct theses, provide service to program, department, university, and community.

Submit letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample of no more than 25 pages of published work. Address cover letter to Sasha Steensen, Search Chair.

References contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter of recommendation. Semifinalists invited in January to send teaching portfolio and schedule video interview. Materials of semifinalists, including letters of recommendation, will be available for review by entire faculty of Department of English. Hard-copy applications not accepted.

Applications considered until position filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 30, 2018. Routine inquiries to

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CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.