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Lecturer Part-Time in Creative Writing

University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024
Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Title: Lecturer Part-Time in Creative Writing

Position Details
Position Description

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) seeks a dynamic educator in Creative Writing. This person will have expertise in interdisciplinary pedagogy and portfolio-based teaching. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy; ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses; and expertise in working with diverse student populations. The candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching creative writing workshops, including poetry and prose. Other teaching opportunities may include areas of specialty, e.g. multi-modal forms of writing. For information on all of the courses taught in the Interdisciplinary Arts major , please see their webpage.

We are seeking a candidate to join our faculty to join our faculty on at least a part-time (50%) basis for a 9-month service period with opportunities to teach during the summer. Positions in this title are non-tenure track and not promotion eligible. Appointments in these positions may be for multiple years (1-5 years). Reappointments are contingent upon instructional needs, performance and funding. The start date is September 16, 2024. We encourage applicants whose interests align with our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity to apply.

IAS houses seventeen undergraduate and graduate programs , is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system. Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry. Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.

The priority deadline for review of applications is Monday, February 26, 2024 .

The University of Washington Bothell is known for providing a leading-edge participatory student experience, grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell is proud to be the most diverse campus in the state of Washington. With a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students In 2022. More than 60% are from underrepresented groups, with 42% of incoming first-year students and 40% of new incoming transfers the first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The base salary range for this position will be $4800- $6900 per month during the academic year (nine months), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Minimum requirements for the position include:
  • Ph.D., MFA, or equivalent professional experience required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Creative Writing
  • Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses and scholarship
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations
Core Courses

Lecturers hired into this role can expect to teach a selection of the following courses:
  • Creative Writing
  • BISIA 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • BISIA 310 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • BISIA 311 Creative Writing: Prose

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Applicants should include a brief letter addressing their qualifications for the position; CV; link to professional art portfolio as applicable; and one syllabus for a course they have taught.

Candidates for Lecturer Part Time will need to submit one confidential letter of recommendation if they will advance in the search process.

Questions about this search may be directed to IAS Associate Dean Alice Pedersen (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at . Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( /). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities ( ).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .

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