Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction

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The English Department at Colorado College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) to begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Creative Writing (a multi-genre class), Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing, and Senior Project/Workshop courses for students writing Creative Nonfiction theses.

Colorado College has made a commitment to be an antiracist institution through our Anti-racist Implementation Plan (Anti-Racism at CC). Antiracism, equity, and inclusion are foundational to our community expectations. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students who represent a broad spectrum of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, disabilities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a creative nonfiction track in the English major, assist with the English Dept.’s online literary journal, mentor students interested in creative writing graduate programs, publishing, and professionalization, support literary events on campus, and help organize creative writing contests, events, and programming/administrative work. They will also assist in planning, hosting, and supporting the department’s Visiting Writers Series, which has previously featured writers including Roxane Gay, Layli Long Soldier, Charlie Jane Anders, Diane Seuss, and Jenny Boully.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; or a terminal degree in a related field and relevant experience; or multiple book publications with relevant teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a secondary teaching focus in any of the following areas: Poetry, Poetics, Digital storytelling, Image-text, graphic forms, hybrid writing; Latinx, African American, Asian American, Native American, or other ethnic literatures; LGBTQ+ literature/Queer studies; Disability studies.
  • CNF publications in print and/or online magazines or journals with national visibility
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Evidence of a commitment to anti-racist initiatives and practices

Please submit the following by November 1st, 2020:

  • Letter that describes your teaching experience and professional work
  • CV
  • a 20-page writing sample of creative work including a one-page introduction and/or summary of additional projects
  • Contact information for references to provide letter of recommendation – requests for letters will only be sent to references of selected candidates

Selected applicants will also be requested to submit a statement indicating how anti-racism is supported and practiced in your classes and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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