Chair of Creative Writing

Denver, Denver County / Edgewater, Jefferson County / Lakewood, Jefferson County / Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County
Jul 29, 2014
Chair | Creative Management and Innovation
Specific duties include:
  • Oversight, leadership, operations, and curriculum development in the assigned discipline
  • Develop, implement, and oversee all educational and administrative facets of programs, including curriculum for on-ground and online degree and nondegree programs
  • Responsible for academic assessment, development, and management of assigned programs
  • Monitor and recommend department course schedules, program changes, course offerings, catalog descriptions, brochures, textbook selection, budgets, travel, leaves of absence, departmental instructional purchases, and other related functions; ensure that class schedules accommodate student needs with regard to courses, times, and locations; monitor sick leave and days requested for personal affairs by faculty and staff
  • Responsible for retention of students in Program
  • Provide oversight and ongoing development of curriculum to assure continual attention to student, program, and professional industry needs [in conjunction with curriculum advisory committees]
  • Lead and manage the hiring, development, and supervision of department faculty, adhering to all academic and human resource requirements.
  • Serve as a key liaison to appropriate professional organizations and industries, and maintain advisory groups for program relevance and development
  • Prepare reports and strategic plans for department in cooperation with Academic Dean
  • Maintain a record of scholarship or professional achievement and ongoing professional/creative research expected, to the extent that the commitment to the classroom and administrative duties are met
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate


This is a start-up program and department. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, collaborative, and have expertise in developing curriculum and assessment plans. Experience working in and/or appreciation for visual arts education is preferred.


  • Terminal degree in a related field (no ABDs will be considered)
  • Postsecondary teaching experience
  • Curriculum development experience in the higher education environment
  • Online teaching and learning experience
  • Significant body of professionally published work


Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please follow the link to the online application to submit the following materials:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Writing sample