Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Job description

The Department of English invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of creative writing, renewable, with possibility of conversion to tenure-track, who has a primary specialization in fiction and secondary expertise in creative nonfiction. Starting date is August 19, 2019; classes begin on August 26, 2019.  Teaching load is 3/3.  Primary teaching responsibilities include: creative writing courses at all levels of the curriculum, including a multi-genre introduction to creative writing; intermediate and advanced courses in fiction and creative nonfiction; and a multi-genre senior capstone writing seminar. Regular contributions to the College’s first-year Writing Proficiency Program are also expected. 

This position offers the successful applicant strong departmental and College support for maintaining and growing an excellent undergraduate creative writing program in a traditional liberal arts setting. Our new faculty member will assist with a Visiting Writers series and advising the College’s undergraduate literary journals. Ability and willingness to collaborate in developing a publishing arts course is highly desired.  Interest in collaborating on interdisciplinary courses and creative projects with faculty in art, computer science and other programs would be an attractive plus.  We seek a colleague who shares the College’s commitment to social justice, and who is eager to join us in building an inclusive, diverse, and stimulating academic community for undergraduate women.
A Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing will be considered. Experience in teaching creative writing is required; full-time teaching experience, including first-year writing, is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have a substantive publication record in both fiction and creative nonfiction. 

Apply online:, please submit the following: 
•    letter of application 
•    curriculum vitae 
•    statement on diversity and inclusivity 
•    statement of teaching philosophy 
•    transcripts

to Laura Haigwood, Chair, English Department, via Interfolio. Materials must be uploaded by Monday, November 1, 2018.  If invited to progress to the next round of consideration, you will be asked to provide 25-30 pages containing examples of both your fiction and creative nonfiction, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. sample syllabi and writing assignments, course evaluations, peer/chair assessments), as well as three current and confidential letters of recommendation. We will interview via Skype in early January, and invite three candidates for campus visits shortly afterward.

Established in 1844, Saint Mary’s College was founded and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.  As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable. The College encourages candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Saint Mary’s College is a liberal arts college for women, with a strong commitment to the education of undergraduate women, and graduate women and men.  All faith traditions are welcome among our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels-- students, faculty, and staff-- and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.




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Posted: 9/4/2018
Application Due: 11/3/2018
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