University of Washington Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-CREATWRIT [#10667]
Position Title: Lecturer in Creative Writing
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Writing Studies / Creative Writing or Professional/Technical Writing
Starting Date:2018/09/16
Appl Deadline:2018/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/12/20, finished 2018/06/28)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma has expired and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Full-Time Lecturer in Creative Writing

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Creative Writing within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. This position requires a strong record of teaching excellence in poetry writing and first year composition that demonstrates the ability to work with underrepresented students in developing their voice through the use of innovative pedagogies in writing. Additional experience teaching creative nonfiction is preferred. Successful candidates will also have experience working with literary journals. Experience teaching courses on spoken word poetry, the military experience and/or literary editing & publishing is a plus. We seek an active poet who is prepared and excited to work with diverse student populations, and interested in engaging with Tacoma’s thriving communities in ways that further the institution’s urban serving mission. This position supports both the creative writing and rhetoric & composition tracks in the Writing Studies major.

Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service.

Candidates must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in an appropriate field. This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years with an annual nine-month service period from September to June. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that is committed to the many diversities of the student and community populations and strives to grow a faculty that reflects these multiplicities of experiences. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a dynamic environment for the development of innovative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community For more information about UW Tacoma, visit UW Tacoma has an urban serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here:

Application Instructions To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence, and
  5. Three letters of reference.

Our university strategic plan foregrounds our commitment to access in all of its forms. With this in mind, we affirm our commitment to value diverse experiences and perspectives and to strive to fully include everyone who engages with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

One critical feature of this commitment is accessible technology. Inaccessible information technology negatively impacts people with a variety of disabilities, including mobility/orthopedic impairments, sensory impairments, specific learning disabilities, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, speech impairments, health impairments, and psychiatric conditions. The UW community is collectively responsible for assuring the technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible.

All applicants should use the UW Accessibility Technology Guidelines to create any application materials that will be considered by the committee.

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Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail JM Miller, search chair, at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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