Assistant Professor - Creative Writing and Literary Studies

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Department of English and Literary Arts occupies a distinctive position in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. English has two major components - creative/performative and theoretical/literary historical. Students bridge the two areas while concentrating more in one. In addition, English has three separate constituencies - undergraduate majors and minors, MA students pursuing literary studies, and PhD students who focus on creative writing (poetry, prose, and hybrid genres) or literary studies. Our programs benefit from an ethos that prizes, facilitates, and encourages work and thinking that transcends the critical-creative divide.

The University of Denver, Department of English and Literary Arts, and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing and Literary Studies to begin in Fall 2022. We seek candidates whose creative writing practice is grounded in literary theory or history and engages with contemporary or transcultural contexts. Applications from writers who work in multiple genres are encouraged. Candidates should be equally committed to creative and critical/scholarly work.

Essential Functions

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including workshops; directing undergraduate and graduate theses; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (MFA, PhD, EdD) in English/Creative Writing or other relevant discipline required by date of appointment.
  • A strong publication record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in English/Creative Writing or other relevant discipline required by date of appointment.

Work Schedule
9-month faculty appointment; class schedule to be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on October 27th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter - Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.
3. Upon application submission your references will be requested to submit letters of recommendation via an automated email with a provided link.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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