Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry and Screenwriting

Job description

The English department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, full time visiting appointment in poetry writing and screenwriting for the 2021-22 academic year. We plan to offer in-person courses for the academic year. The successful candidate will offer coursework in beginning and advanced poetry writing, as well as in the literary genre of poetry. The successful candidate will also offer coursework in beginning and advanced screenwriting. The normal teaching load is three (3) courses per semester. M.F.A. in Poetry and poetry publications are required. Ph.D. with creative dissertation preferred. Experience with screenwriting also strongly preferred.

The English department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our pedagogies, curricular offerings, and mentoring of students. We seek candidates with experience working with diverse communities who can demonstrate evidence of a commitment to incorporating inclusive teaching methods to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national, social locations, and theoretical perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching.  The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching and a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. 

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

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 March 26, 2021; review will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Paul Graham at [email protected].

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




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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Comprehensive Salary and Benefits package