Part-Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry

Job description

About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College invites applications for an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry to teach two poetry workshops. The undergraduate and MFA Creative Writing programs at Mills College are among the most diverse in the country and alumnae regularly go on to publish, teach, and edit. The successful candidate will have published at least one book of poetry; be conversant with a wide range of literary and aesthetic traditions; and have significant teaching experience.

The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching 2 poetry workshops during the Spring 2020 semester, one beginning workshop at the undergraduate level, and one graduate level workshop in the MFA program. They will also give a reading as part of the Contemporary Writers Series.


Candidates Should Have:

  • An MFA in Creative Writing
  • Experience teaching poetry workshops at both the undergraduate and graduate level
  • A strong publication record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population

    Additional Information:

    This is an exempt, part-time position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

    Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to

    All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicants background check must be cleared.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, submit the following documents at

  • Employee Application
  • CV
  • Cover Letter outlining teaching and research/creative interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references

  • No letters of reference should be submitted at this time

    Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

    Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Copyright ©2017 Inc. All rights reserved.

    Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency





    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 9/13/2019
    Application Due: 10/2/2019
    Work Type: