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Assistant Professor - Creative Writing and Poetics

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 by University of Washington

Bothell, WA 98011
9 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Assistant Professor - Creative Writing and Poetics One position, tenure-track (100% FTE, 9-month term
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and
the MFA in
Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington
Bothell (UWB) seek a dynamic writer and educator working in
experimental or innovative prose, including speculative fiction,
fabulist fiction, cross-genre memoir, lyric essay, or other hybrid
forms, and in poetics that inquire into the social, cultural,
and/or technological aspects of writing. Individuals whose work
speaks to social, environmental, and/or racial justice, and/or
indigenous issues are particularly encouraged to
apply. Duties of the position include: teaching
undergraduate courses in creative writing and other fields of
candidate expertise; offering an annual graduate course in the MFA;
mentoring graduate thesis projects; and contributing to the
creative culture of the MFA program through initiatives like the
annual Fall Convergence on Poetics, Spring Festival, and
work-in-progress thesis Salons. Candidates should expect
to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate
IAS houses eighteen undergraduate and graduate programs, is
located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty
members with access to the research and funding resources of the
entire UW system. Part of an institution with one of the most
diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses
connections among fields and methods of inquiry. Our
school-wide Mission,
Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship,
experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the
diverse student populations and communities we serve. We
recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and
privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community
partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an
inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic
public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a
participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning,
close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors,
and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student
success. The academic work of the campus focuses on
cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected
learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment
is approximately 5,000 students. More than 90 percent of
undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are
first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented
groups. Located along wetlands a river just north of Seattle,
UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and
disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership
throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell. We recognize that
we are bound together in a collective experience and that our
actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of
diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to
understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to
discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read
our campus Diversity Statement
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the
nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people
are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence
in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only
enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities,
but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement,
intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
All University of Washington faculty engage in
teaching, research, and service.
Minimum requirements for the position include:

MFA or Ph.D. or other terminal degree (or foreign
equivalent) required by time of appointment.
Demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective
Demonstrated ability to teach upper-division core courses
that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a
portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity
and inclusion in courses and scholarship
Expertise in working with diverse student populations.

Application Instructions
For more information about IAS, go to
Questions about this search may be directed to the search committee
chair, Ted Hiebert (). Preferred deadline: 7
January 2019. Applicants should provide a letter addressing
their artistic, scholarly, and pedagogical qualifications and
interest in working in IAS and the MFA; CV; a statement of creative
writing and poetics commitments; writing sample (maximum 30
pages); statement of teaching philosophy, and
a statement about their demonstrated commitment to diversity
(as defined here) in research,
teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Three confidential letters of
recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the
search process. Category: Education , Keywords: Assistant Professor

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