Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

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The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University seeks applications for an endowed Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing position to begin July 1, 2021.  This is a three-year, visiting, full-time, renewable position.

The distinguished professor will teach a 2-2 load, including mixed genre advanced seminars in creative writing, focused graduate tutorials, and graduate and undergraduate thesis direction.  Additional responsibilities include full participation in the co-curricular and admission activities in support of Hollins’ MFA creative writing program.

Applicants should be accomplished fiction writers with several published books (at least three).  Preference will be given to candidates who also have strong publications in poetry, undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, and a terminal degree in the field. 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and letters of reference to [email protected].  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, which has a storied history in all genres of writing, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and many other writers of distinction and achievement.  The graduate creative writing program, among the earliest in the nation, is now over 60-years-old.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.




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Posted: 12/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive