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Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition, Faculty Careers - Other
The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in English with specialization in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing to begin August 2022. 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 in the English major and Writing minor. All English colleagues regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts courses. A load reduction may be given for a candidate with the ability to support colleagues teaching writing-intensive courses across the college (WAC/WID) or to train colleagues adopting new digital tools or pedagogies.
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 composition/rhetoric, creative writing, journalism, 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 digital humanities; digital tools or pedagogies; spiritual writing; or WAC/WID administration, faculty development, or program review; (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.
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.
Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and brief response to a question about working in the context of the Westmont Community. 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. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, chair of the English Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.