Department of English


Title: Instructor to Teach E210 – Open Pool

Employment Type: Academic Faculty

College: Liberal Arts Department: English

Salary: Salary is commensurate with background and experience.



  • Enrollment in the Creative Writing MFA program at Colorado State University
  • BA degree
  • Have excellent skills as a creative writer and potential for excellence in teaching creative writing proven by the successful completion of one semester of E607B (the internship in teaching Beginning Creative Writing)



Teach one section of E210 (Beginning Creative Writing) for one semester.


Pool Start Date: January 1, 2015
Pool End Date: December 31, 2015


Application Procedures and Deadline

Applicants should write to Dr. Louann Reid, Chair, Department of English, Colorado State University, 1773 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1773. Direct questions to Sue Russell at (970) 491-1898 or

Applicants may submit materials at any time. For full consideration for Fall 2015, please submit applications by February 15, 2015. The 2015-2016 “instructor to teach E210” pool will expire on December 31, 2015. You will need to reapply each year to be added to the following academic year’s pool.

Applications must include the following:


  • * a letter of application
  • * a detailed résumé or v.
  • * three recent letters of reference and
  • * a street address, phone number, and email address where you can be reached during both the school year and the


Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


General Information

The Department of English at CSU has a tenure-track faculty of 33, approximately 450 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. We appoint approximately 35  graduate teaching assistants who teach creative and expository writing and English as a second language. Undergraduate concentrations in creative writing, English education, language, literature, and writing lead to a B.A. in English. Master of Arts degrees are offered in creative nonfiction, English education, literature, rhetoric and composition, and TESL/TEFL. A Master of Fine Arts is offered in creative writing. For further information, visit the Department home page at

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