Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Clinton, New York
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Literature and Creative Writing Department of Hamilton College invites applications to fill a 2-year position, with possibility of renewal, at the rank of visiting assistant professor in creative writing. The teaching load is five courses annually: two sections of introduction to creative writing, an intermediate or senior workshop in a single genre, and two literature courses. Ph.D. required. While we have a particular interest in environmental literature, we welcome all applications.

Please send a vita, letter of application, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of creative work (at least 10 pages) as pdf files via interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Margaret Thickstun, Chair, at We will begin reviewing files on March 31st and continue until the position is filled. Appointment to begin July 1, 2017.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings as, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.