Shenandoah Editor-in-Chief and Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Job description

Three-year position beginning Fall 2018, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will serve as Editor-In-Chief of the distinguished online literary magazine Shenandoah, with technological assistance from the Digital Humanities Action Team (DHAT). In addition, the position involves teaching two courses per semester plus, every other year, a seminar in our four-week Spring Term. Two of those 4.5 annual courses will be practicums in literary publishing: the Shenandoah internship. The others will be workshops, preferably including fiction writing, with a first-year writing seminar every other year. The biannual Spring Term course may involve publishing, Digital Humanities, or a related field, with innovative approaches welcome. For more information about the position, the department, and the university, please visit

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a related field; substantial editorial experience (two or more years preferred), including familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style; a good publication record; expertise with digital media; and familiarity with the principles of graphic design.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and editorial philosophy; 2) your curriculum vitae, including information about editorial experience; and 3) a 10-20 page writing sample via Interfolio by October 11 to ensure full consideration.

Three confidential recommendation letters and evidence of editorial effectiveness will be requested of semifinalists in early November, and interviews conducted via Skype in December.


Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.





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Posted: 9/20/2017
Application Due: 11/19/2017
Work Type:
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience