fiction position: Evergreen State Univ
The Evergreen State College seeks a full-time faculty colleague to
teach creative writing in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs
at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must be
professionally trained and published in fiction and at least one of
the following genres: screenwriting, creative nonfiction, or graphic
novel. Candidates must have experience teaching fiction and an
additional writing genre at the college level, must have publications
in fiction and in one other genre (in the case of screenwriting, at
least one produced script).
Evergreen organizes its curriculum through coordinated
interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and
courses). Students enroll in team-taught interdisciplinary “programs”
full time, often for multiple quarters. Faculty on teaching teams
enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter,
emphases, pace, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation in these
programs. In some years, faculty teach students working close to
their own discipline at a variety of experience levels; in other years
they join faculty from diverse disciplines to develop a theme-based
curriculum, sometimes for first-year students, or for advanced
students, or for all levels. In keeping with this teaching and
learning model, ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate
engagement with one or more disciplines outside of creative writing
and in different social, cultural, or environmental arenas, through
creative work, teaching, or research. We’re searching for a faculty
member who enjoys working with other faculty to model for students and
with students the collaborative strategies that multiple disciplines
deploy to succeed in the scholarly and professional worlds. We also
encourage applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working
with students from underrepresented populations.
In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor
students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance.
Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a
significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.
M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree;
College level teaching experience;
Publications in fiction and one other genre (screenwriting, creative
nonfiction or graphic novel); and
Experience integrating the teaching of creative writing with other
Experience teaching with faculty from a variety of disciplines; and
Experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented
This is a Regular Faculty position, eligible for continuing
appointment after two, three-year renewable contracts. Review of
complete applications begins March 9, 2012. We will continue to
accept applications until finalists are selected.
To apply, please submit the following information on our online
application, link is:
Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email:
Letter of application.
1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please
focus specifically on your understanding and experience of
interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a
liberal arts education today.
1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice.
Examples of scholarly or artistic work. (Research papers or reviews)
Evaluations by students (if available)
Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues that
speak to your teaching experience; in addition, letters from students
are often useful. Letters of reference may be emailed or mailed
directly to our faculty hiring office.
To send additional application materials or for questions regarding
this position, contact us at:
Faculty Hiring Coordinator
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 867-6861 voice
(360) 867-6794 fax
(360) 867-6834 TDD
<facultyhiring(at)evergreen.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)
Evergreen is a public liberal arts college emphasizing integrated
interdisciplinary study and team-teaching throughout the undergraduate
curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching at Evergreen
allows faculty members to exercise broad-ranging intellectual
curiosity and to work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and
students formulating interdisciplinary questions and inquiry.
Faculty members team-teach in full-time interdisciplinary programs.
With their teaching colleagues they collaboratively design
thematically-centered programs that bring together multiple
disciplines. Faculty teams also strive to address core academic
experiences we believe should be included in all programs: teaching
writing and quantitative reasoning; deepening students’ academic,
artistic and interpretative abilities and skills; promoting culturally
diverse traditions of knowledge; and creating inclusive learning
environments for students and faculty members.
Recognizing diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st
century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a
multicultural and diverse institution. Substantive experience working
across cultural differences is therefore highly desirable for all
positions. Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action,
TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty. We
particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race,
national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual
orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to
Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on an open scale
based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.
Evergreen's fundamental academic commitments are summarized in our Five Foci:
Personal engagement in learning
Linking theoretical perspectives with practice
Teaching across significant differences
The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer
positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding.
Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring
process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen
State College is an equal opportunity employer.
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