Assistant Professor English

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Not specified
Oct 05, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Weber State University Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in writing creative nonfiction and fiction. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional interest in Latinx literature. The position will begin in August 2018. The teaching load is four courses per semester and will include both new and existing courses in our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. While most of these courses will likely be focused on creative writing, they may also include literature and composition. The position is salaried and has a generous benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing, creative nonfiction writing, fiction writing, or related field.

Successful history teaching creative nonfiction and/or fiction writing and other traditional creative writing courses. Recent applicable publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated interest in and/or published scholarship about Latinx literature; experience teaching literature and composition; history of promoting and facilitating undergraduate publication; demonstrated commitment to student success; experience working with minority and non-traditional student populations.

To apply, please complete the online faculty/staff data form at and attach a cover letter, a CV, and a brief writing sample (twenty-five pages or fewer). Additional materials may be requested.

Applications must be received by November 3, 2017.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.


Weber State University, an open-enrollment university with 24,000 students, is located approximately forty miles north of Salt Lake City in Ogden, Utah. Ogden boasts year-round recreational opportunities, cultural diversity with a quickly growing Latino community, a thriving arts community, a historic downtown area, access to the Sundance Film Festival, and easy commuter rail access to Salt Lake City.