poetics position: UW B
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The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators working in diverse genres, including cross genre and hybrid forms, and in poetics that address social, cultural, and/or technological aspects of writing. The successful candidates will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and significant published work are required at time of appointment; PhD required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. IAS houses twelve undergraduate majors and options, including degrees in Interdisciplinary Arts and Culture, Literature, and the Arts. It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics. IAS as a whole stresses links between diverse fields and methods of inquiry. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical innovation and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry.
For more information about IAS, UWB, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. Preferred deadline: 28 April 2013. Applications should include a letter addressing their artistic, scholarly, and pedagogical qualifications for working in the MFA and in IAS undergraduate degrees; a statement of candidates creative writing and poetics commitments; CV; sample syllabus; and writing sample. Email applications in one electronic file to Bill Humphreys: bhumphreysATuwbDOTedu.