Assistant Professor - Creative Writing

Job description

Creative Writing:  The Department of English at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in August 2019, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching fiction and creative nonfiction. Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A., with preference given to candidates with a Ph.D. in creative writing or literature by the time of the appointment. A significant publication record also is required, with one book of fiction or creative non-fiction published or in press strongly preferred. Specific teaching assignments include introductory creative writing (poetry and fiction), intermediate and advanced fiction and creative nonfiction workshops, supervision of independent and directed studies—including Capstone Senior Projects—in fiction writing and creative nonfiction, as well as courses in composition and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours (or their equivalent) per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term.  The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send

·    cover letter;
·    curriculum vitae;
·    statements of teaching philosophy and research interests;
·    evidence of teaching, creative, and scholarly achievement, or the potential for it;
·    a Diversity Statement: viz, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement ( hartwick/); and, 
·    an individual letter of reference sent directly from each of three referees, or through Interfolio or another dossier service.

Letters should be addressed to Dr. Lisa Darien, Associate Professor, Department of English, and all materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] with Creative Writing in the Subject Line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.





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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/27/2019
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