Posting Description: The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver invites applications for an Associate Professor in Creative Writing (open genre). This person will serve as the Managing Editor for the university's nationally-distributed, biannual literary journal, Copper Nickel. Copper Nickel is collaboratively produced by the university's creative writing faculty and undergraduates. Position begins August 2014. The downtown campus is located in the heart of the city's commercial, cultural and recreational district. Its location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population, primarily comprised of commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students. Applicant will be expected to teach regularly-offered courses related to literary publishing. Responsibilities will also include teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing and literature relevant to the applicant's area of specialization. Managing Editor responsibilities include managing the journal's budget, fundraising, training and managing undergraduates in all aspects of production, supervising interns, supervising a diverse staff of undergraduate and faculty editors, overseeing all aspects of layout and proofing, coordinating with printers, supervising mailings to subscribers, and maintaining Copper Nickel's presence online and at the annual AWP conference. The teaching load is 2/2. A course release will be granted each semester for the managing editor position. Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F00818 Review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: The applicant must hold a PhD or an MFA. The successful applicant should have a record of teaching excellence and a distinguished record of scholarly publication and an active research program that would qualify them for tenure at the University of Colorado Denver. Applicants must have published at least one book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction with a recognized press, and have the potential to maintain an active publication agenda. Applicants must demonstrate prior managerial experience for a nationally-distributed literary journal.
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Desired Qualifications: PhD is preferred