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Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing

Westmont College
Santa Barbara, California
Salary not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The English Department of Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in English with specialization in Creative Writing to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division writing courses across genre in the English major and Writing minor. Hosting visiting writers and advising our undergraduate literature and arts magazine will be part of this role. All English colleagues regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts courses. 

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in English or another appropriate field by the date of appointment (or an MFA with significant publication and teaching record); (2) a record of professional activity in creative writing, journalism, composition/rhetoric, and/or professional writing; (3) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service.

Preferred additional qualifications: (1) secondary expertise or experience in spiritual writing, digital humanities, or literature of the Global South; (2) interest in contributing to the Ethnic Studies minor, Environmental Studies minor, Film Studies minor, Gender Studies minor, or literature offerings in the English major; (3) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s Biblical and Theological Foundations of Racial Justice and Diversity general education requirement. 

Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In keeping with that mission and its vision of the Kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body. Benefits include a faculty housing program.

To apply, please use this link to submit a cover letter, a CV with contact information for three references, up to ten pages of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction as a creative writing sample, and the formal faculty application from the college website. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paul Delaney, department chair, at Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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