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Visiting Instructor in English - Creative Writing

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

The Visiting Instructor in English - Creative Writing position is a 9-month appointment in the Department of English. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester and fulfilling other program responsibilities as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing.
  • Ability to teach more than one genre of writing, such as an ability to teach fiction and poetry.
  • Experience teaching Composition preferred.
  • Experience working with 1st generation college students preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching Composition
  • Experience facilitating inclusive workshops
Major Responsibilities
  • Teaches 12 credits per semester, including Creative Writing and Composition courses.
  • Provides students with course materials and instruction both in-person and via Canvas, the college’s MLS.
  • Hold regular office hours. 
  • Engage authentically with students, the department, and colleagues. 
  • Reads student writing and provides substantive, qualitative feedback to students.
  • Takes responsibility for all grading of student work and submitting grades on Webopus at the end of each semester.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a shared office.

The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $48,000, depending on education level plus a comprehensive benefits package .

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

Application materials received by July 10, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,

and pass a background check.
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