The Department of English/Writing at Eastern Oregon University
(EOU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position
in our growing undergraduate writing programs and low
The position is a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment, at
the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Position reports
directly to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
Appointment begins September 16, 2020.
The English/Writing program offers Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor
of Science degrees that allow students to choose between robust
offerings in Literature, Rhetoric, Professional Writing, and
Creative Writing. In addition, the faculty member would contribute
significantly to the MFA as part of our growing
low-residency creative writing program – with a distinctive track
in wilderness, ecology, and community.
Among other regional collaborations, the program’s partnership
with Fishtrap Summer Gathering provides an annual event that brings
a community of writers from across the nation to engage in
week-long workshops and craft talks in the mountains of Eastern
The tenure-track course load at EOU is 36 quarter
credits per academic year (2-3 courses per quarter), with an
additional 9 credits dedicated to scholarship, service to the
institution, and community outreach.
The successful candidate’s teaching responsibilities will
include on-campus and online courses in creative writing at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
The successful candidate will direct theses, advise and mentor
students, and contribute to ongoing development of the creative
The department oversees the student-edited Oregon East literary
journal and curates a yearlong literacy reading series, which would
provide additional opportunities for a candidate with appropriate
expertise and interest.
We seek qualified, creative individuals with a broad range of
experience and demonstrated success in encouraging student learning
at all levels and in multiple modalities. Participation in academic
advising, campus committees, curriculum development, scholarship,
and community outreach is expected.
Overload stipends are issued for teaching during the
summer MFA residency. The position begins September 16,
2020, with the opportunity to join the summer 2020 residency in
An MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing.
At least one book-length work of fiction or creative nonfiction
published by a reputable literary press and significant
publications in literary journals and/or magazines.
Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and
To be hired at Associate Professor rank, a minimum of five years
of teaching experience and tenured status at (another) institution
are required. At point of hire, up to two years of experience may
be approved and applied toward early tenure eligibility
Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and
credential background check.
Valid work authorization documents required.
Ability to teach across genres and in interdisciplinary
Familiarity with low-residency MFA programming and
Expertise in professional editing and publishing.
Interests in gender, ecology, contemporary and under-represented
literature of the American West.
Evidence of conscientious academic advising, working well in
collaboration with colleagues and community partners, and a
demonstrated record of commitment to student success in both
face-to-face and online courses.