Denver, CO
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts and Science


The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, seeks an instructor of Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction. A demonstrable record of excellence in teaching is required. A PhD in Creative Writing is preferred, although MFAs will be considered. A strong publication record is also preferred. Courses will include introduction to creative writing (dual genre, poetry and fiction) and intermediate fiction courses (both in the classroom and online).

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, comprising primarily 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.

The teaching load for this position is 4/4. Position begins September 1, 2017 with a nine-month contract. A three-year contract may be awarded after the first year, depending on performance. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until April 10, 2017. Applications are available at Please include 1) a letter of intent and 2) a CV. The successful applicant must pass a background investigation prior to employment. Any questions about the position should be directed to Teague Bohlen (


Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree will be considered. Demonstrable record of excellence in teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred. A strong publication record is preferred.

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 Employee Services.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08872

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30098 - CLAS-English

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 16, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Teague Bohlen

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00673414


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