We’re Hiring: Assistant Professor of English, Fiction Writing

The mission of the Department of English is to advance the study and teaching of literature, language, and writing. To accomplish this mission, the Department will provide the basis for a strong liberal arts education focused on critical literacy, critical thinking, and culturally informed interpretive skills. The Department is committed to maintain comprehensive and interdisciplinary English studies curricula for undergraduate majors and graduate students.

Colorado State University, with an enrollment of 30,000, is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of about 160,000 at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, 65 miles north of Denver. The area is noted for its natural beauty, economic vitality, and abundant cultural and recreational activities. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Research University (Very High Research Activity). The Department of English has a tenure-track faculty of 80, approximately 365 undergraduate majors, and 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 BA in English. Master of Arts degrees are offered in English education, literature, rhetoric and composition, and TEFL/TESL. The Master of Fine Arts program offers degrees in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The CSU English department is also home to the Center for Literary Publishing and the prestigious Colorado Review.

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Fiction Writing. We are seeking a writer with energy, vision, and a commitment to building excellence in our MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019.

Responsibilities: 2/2 course load, including workshops, craft, literature seminars, surveys. Successful candidate is also expected to advise and mentor students, direct theses, provide service to the program, department, university, and community.

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