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Tenure-Track Position in English: Creative Writing
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
Faculty Careers - Other
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
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.