Tenure-Track Faculty - Creative Writing/Screenwriting

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure-Track Faculty - Creative Writing/Screenwriting
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department English
Hiring Department Summary

The English department of California State University, Sacramento is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.

At the undergraduate and graduate levels, the English Department presents a broad and balanced curriculum designed to develop the reading and writing skills, the interpretative abilities, and the cultural awareness of its students by maintaining and enhancing a tradition of strong teaching, solid scholarship, and vigorous support of creative literary activity.

California State University, Sacramento is an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Essential Duties

Faculty members are expected to:
- exhibit superior teaching skills across a broad range of classes to a diverse student body;
- have an active research agenda;
- work well with fellow faculty in various disciplines in shaping the direction of the department and University through active participation in committee work and faculty self-governance;
- participate in student advising, and
- make contributions to the broader community.

Course assignments may include:
- undergraduate writing courses;
- large undergraduate survey courses;
- upper-division undergraduate courses;
- graduate seminars in the specialty area (Creative Writing/Screenwriting)

Normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

Required Qualifications

- MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, or related field. ABD will be considered. If ABD, applicant must complete degree requirements by August 2018.
- Demonstrated record of ongoing creative production over which the candidate has principal control, evidence of which may include produced credits, or significant festival screenings and/or screenwriting contest successes.
- Expertise in teaching specialized graduate-level courses for MA students, upper-division courses in screenwriting for English and Film majors and lower- division courses in creative writing,
- Ability to contribute to department offerings in literary studies and film, including at least one of the following areas: British, American, World, and/or Multi-ethnic literature.
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the college level.
- Active agenda of scholarly and creative activity.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and communities.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0015P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A list of these documents can be found at the bottom of the posting under “Documents Needed to Apply.” Please note:
- As part of your cover letter please provide instructions for web access to a recorded video of one of the productions mentioned on your CV.
- Writing sample should be approximately 15 pages.
- Applicants are only required to submit unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts will be required if invited for interview).

At the time of application, please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor David W. Toise
Department of English, MS 6075
6000 J Street
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95819-6075

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents