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Position: The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing specializing in Fiction. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This entry-level position is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2015.

Required Qualifications
• MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and/or English at time of appointment
• A promising record of scholarship/creative activity/teaching
• At least one book in Fiction

Desired Qualifications
• An application will be enhanced by experience teaching and writing about literature at the college level
• Applicants are encouraged to describe any additional teaching or scholarly interests and experiences.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include four courses a year (typically two per semester) in the graduate and undergraduate programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a scholarly and creative agenda, mentor students, and provide service to the department, university, and community. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and teaching are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Will be commensurate with entry-level assistant professor rank and experience.

Application Procedures and Deadlines: Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a 35-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Semifinalists will have the opportunity to send in more extensive writing samples.

Submit applications electronically through Interfolio by clicking on this link: The Department will conduct interviews of semifinalists at the MLA convention in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015. Based on those interviews, we will then bring finalists onto campus beginning in January, 2015.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 31, 2014 11:59pm MST. Routine inquiries should be directed to Sue Russell at (970) 491-1898 or

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