This position in the Department of English is expected to teach existing introductory and advanced creative writing courses in fiction and creative nonfiction, and other courses in their area of expertise using a variety of modalities. Faculty are expected to advise students; contribute to the department/program; engage in scholarship appropriate to their field; and provide service to the University, the community and their profession. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.
MFA or PhD in Creative Writing: Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction
Proven excellence in classroom and online teaching
Substantial publication record in creative nonfiction and/or fiction.
Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities
Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
Please address in your cover letter:
University-level teaching experience.
At least one published full-length book of fiction or creative nonfiction (not self-published).
Secondary interests and experience teaching in interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, English Secondary education, editing and publishing, digital humanities, poetry writing, literature and/or professional and technical writing,
Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses.
Experience with publishing software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience providing effective mentorship to students and colleagues.
Experience in curriculum development and improvement.
Please address in a Diversity Statement:
Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.
A record of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments.
Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.
Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.
Research, teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU‘s commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students through teaching and/or mentoring activities.
Screening Begins: February 20, 2020 and will be open until filled
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.