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Faculty, Tenure Track - Creative Writing
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Mar. 15, 2022
Title Faculty, Tenure Track - Creative Writing
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department English and Literature
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure Track - Creative Writing


Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:

Utah Valley University's Department of English and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing specializing in Nonfiction.

The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing and first-year composition in our growing undergraduate creative writing emphasis. Standard teaching load is 4/4, with opportunities for reassigned time for writing program administration, student journal advising, or other service work. We are committed to building a departmental culture that is equitable and inclusive, and we actively seek colleagues who share our commitment. Utah Valley University is an open-admissions, public regional university, with a focus on excellence in teaching and engaged learning. UVU was one of the first universities in Utah to receive a designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community-engaged institution. With a growing student body of over 40,000, UVU serves a diverse population, of which 38% are first-generation, with 74 countries and all 50 states represented. Located 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University is in Orem, Utah and is connected to the greater metropolitan area by commuter rail. The region is home to the Sundance Film Festival, Ballet West, Utah Symphony and Opera, and provides access to world-class ski resorts, national parks, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. With a strong, multi-faceted economy and a burgeoning technology sector, Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have an MFA or PhD in creative writing by time of appointment, a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, and a demonstrated history of excellence in the teaching of writing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A demonstrated history of excellence in the teaching of writing
  • A significant record of publication in creative nonfiction
  • Advanced skills in teaching creative writing
  • A commitment to designing and offering courses that represent the breadth and diversity of literary voices publishing today
  • A desire to develop and offer courses that touch on environmental writing, screenwriting, and/or multimodal or interactive writing for the web


Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable areas of secondary interest include environmental writing, screenwriting, or multimodal or interactive writing for the web, including candidates conversant in production software.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC19821

Open Date: 11/03/2021

Review Start Date: 12/03/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Writing sample must be an excerpt from a piece of nonfiction (maximum ten pages).

Qualifying applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio at a future date.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25422

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


 
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