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Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing
Westmont College

Date Posted Oct. 1, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing
University Westmont College More About This Institution...
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Department English More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • English
    Creative or Technical Writing

The English Department of Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in English with specialization in Creative Writing to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division writing courses across genre in the English major and Writing minor. Hosting visiting writers and advising our undergraduate literature and arts magazine will be part of this role. All English colleagues regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts courses. 

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in English or another appropriate field by the date of appointment (or an MFA with significant publication and teaching record); (2) a record of professional activity in creative writing, journalism, composition/rhetoric, and/or professional writing; (3) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service.

Preferred additional qualifications: (1) secondary expertise or experience in spiritual writing, digital humanities, or literature of the Global South; (2) interest in contributing to the Ethnic Studies minor, Environmental Studies minor, Film Studies minor, Gender Studies minor, or literature offerings in the English major; (3) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s Biblical and Theological Foundations of Racial Justice and Diversity general education requirement. 

Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In keeping with that mission and its vision of the Kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body. Benefits include a faculty housing program.

To apply, please use this link to submit a cover letter, a CV with contact information for three references, up to ten pages of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction as a creative writing sample, and the formal faculty application from the college website. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paul Delaney, department chair, at Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Paul Delaney
    Department of English
    Westmont College
    955 La Paz Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • 805-565-6179


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