Assistant Professor of Creative Writing



Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: HUMANITIES & ARTS

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The successful candidate will teach 6 creative writing courses per year, will advise students and student projects (including WPI's junior-year interdisciplinary project), and will serve on faculty committees.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Faculty in the Humanities and Arts are established scholars in their fields and play a significant role in the university’s nationally known global studies program and project-based curriculum. Faculty collaborate with various regional institutions, including Worcester’s WICN Public Radio, the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard Medical School, Berklee College of Music, Worcester Historical Museum, and UMass Medical School.

    Position Requirements

  • We plan to conduct Skype interviews in late 2017 or early 2018. Interested candidates should submit full applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and creative interests, samples of published creative work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and list of 3-5 confidential references to our online Human Resources site. All materials should be received by October 15. Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefit package.

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) The university’s campus is located (one hour west of Boston) in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    Posting Date: 08/18/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:


    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4916

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21stcentury college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

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