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Tenure-Track Position in English

Westmont College
Job Location:
Santa Barbara, California
English and Literature

The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in English with specialization in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing to begin August 2022. 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 in the English major and Writing minor. All English colleagues regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts courses. A load reduction may be given for a candidate with the ability to support colleagues teaching writing-intensive courses across the college (WAC/WID) or to train colleagues adopting new digital tools or pedagogies.

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 composition/rhetoric, creative writing, journalism, 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 digital humanities; digital tools or pedagogies; spiritual writing; or WAC/WID administration, faculty development, or program review; (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.

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.

Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and brief response to a question about working in the context of the Westmont Community. 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. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, chair of the English Department at Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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