Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

Canton, New York
Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2018-2019.  Publications and teaching experience in a second genre would be preferable.  The individual hired will teach two genre-specific courses each semester and be an active participant in the English Department.  Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis and possibly directing a senior independent project, and leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors or giving a craft talk on writing.  Evidence will be sought of a proven record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing and an enthusiasm for teaching.  Minimum two years of undergraduate teaching experience required.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, with at least two books and significant additional publications, are required.  The successful candidate will join a department with a curricular commitment to teaching the mutuality of the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.  Salary commensurate with experience.  A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package. 

Please note the following two part application process:  Interested applicants must apply online at and submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi and writing exercises, and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience via Interfolio’s ByCommittee.  (For help with Interfolio, please email or call (877- 997-8807.)  Applications should be received by October 16, 2017; review will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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