Adjunct English Instructor

Job description

Cornell College invites applications to teach two creative writing courses in Fall 2020: ENG 318, Advanced Fiction Writing (October 19-November 11) and ENG 215, Introduction to Creative Writing (November 16-December 16).


Required qualifications for the position include a graduate degree in Creative Writing or English and experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule.  This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body.  We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application that addresses commitment to teaching a diverse student population 
  • Curriculum vitae 

Applications will be reviewed as submitted and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information regarding the Cornell College English and Creative Writing Department please see the following webpage:  Department Website . Course descriptions are available here: Course Descriptions

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 1432301
Posted: 6/19/2020
Application Due: 7/14/2020
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