Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Feb 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a four-year, full-time visiting appointment in poetry writing.  The successful candidate will offer coursework in beginning and advanced poetry writing, as well as in the literary genre of poetry, and may also advise student independent studies and honors projects. The successful candidate will also offer coursework in creative nonfiction writing (memoir, lyric essay, personal essay, or hybrid genres). The normal teaching load is three courses per semester.  M.F.A. in Creative Writing and significant poetry and creative nonfiction publications are required; Ph.D. with creative dissertation preferred.

We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national, and theoretical perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching.  The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. 

To apply:

1.         Applicants must complete an online application at

2.         Applicants must submit a letter of application, C.V., statement on diversity, letters of recommendation, 5 representative creative publications (maximum of 20 pages total), and sample syllabi for two relevant courses via Interfolio’s ByCommittee.  (For help with Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.). 

Applications should be received by March 12, 2018; 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.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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