Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction

Job description

The Department of English at St. Lawrence University seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction for the 2020-2021 academic year. Experience teaching fiction, screenwriting, or hybrid genres also desirable. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants should include in their application a separate statement on diversity outlining how they will advance this commitment.

The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year. The teaching load will include introductory and advanced creative nonfiction workshops and possibly a literature course or a creative writing course in another genre. Class sizes range from 12 to 16 students and are typically conducted as seminars.

The Department of English at St. Lawrence University has 12 full-time faculty members and an annual Viebranz Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, offering courses in British, American, and World literatures and Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction). Our undergraduate major includes concentrations in Literary Studies and Creative Writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in English with creative dissertation or MFA in creative writing; significant publications and undergraduate teaching experience.

The English Department also seeks evidence of excellence in teaching and of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies that engage broadly diverse student populations.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Applications should be received by December 2, 2019; review will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Graham, Search Chair at [email protected].

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit




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Job No:
Posted: 10/22/2019
Application Due: 12/21/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package