Assist. Professor of Creative Writing and English

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING (Tenure Track), Wells College, Aurora, NY beginning August 16, 2021.


We seek a colleague who can offer expertise in undergraduate fiction and nonfiction creative writing instruction while serving as a dynamic member of a small but vital English department. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.

Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Responsibilities Include:

●    Teaching three courses (9-10 credits) per semester that rotate among introductory and advanced fiction and nonfiction writing, American literature courses, and service courses such as Introduction to Literature and the Senior Thesis. There are regular opportunities to propose and teach special topics courses as well.

●    Serving as academic advisor to English majors.

●    Contributing to English Department efforts such as curriculum development, assessment, and prospective student outreach.

●    Serving on committees as part of Wells College’s model of shared governance.

●    Maintaining an active creative writing and/or related scholarly practice.


Required Qualifications:

●    An MFA in Creative Writing in hand by August 202. A PhD in English or a related field (in hand or ABD by August 2021) would be preferred 

●    A creative writing sample of no more than 15 pages

●    Teaching Statement

●    Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outlining your experience with, and willingness to engage in, activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion

●    Unofficial transcripts

●    Names, relationship to you, and contact information for three professional references 

Applications should be submitted in PDF online at Complete applications received by April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening





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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time