Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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The Department of English in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University seeks candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall of 2024.

The successful candidate should have experience teaching creative writing workshops and literature courses at the college level and a significant record of creative writing publication in nationally recognized venues. We encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and those who demonstrate a commitment to LMU's Mission and [Jesuit and Marymount traditions] of advocating for the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized.

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the English Studies Major and Minor programs, and the MA Studies in English program. The teaching load is 2-2-2-3 over two years (i.e., two classes per regular semester and three classes every fourth semester). The successful candidate will contribute to the administration and development of our Creative Writing Program, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service at the departmental, college, and/or university levels.

Applicants must show promise of excellence in teaching, writing, and publication. A Ph.D. or MFA is required. However, ABD applicants who anticipate completing the doctorate by Fall 2024 will also be considered. As part of an antiracist, student-centered institution, the English Department promotes teaching diverse course content using decolonial pedagogies. Please review the department's Vision Statement.

The application requires:

  • a letter of application,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy submitted electronically to workday portal R6685.

Requested at a later stage:

  • a writing sample not to exceed 25 pages, and
  • three to five confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically to

The review begins October 13, 2023, 5 pm PST.

Faculty Regular

Reasonable expected salary: $80,000.00

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit for more information.)

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