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Assistant Professor of Writing

Lakeland University
Plymouth, Wisconsin

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Lakeland University, an independent liberal arts institution located in east central Wisconsin, invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Writing to begin August 2022. Lakeland seeks a candidate committed to serving a diverse student community. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing with a focus on poetry, composition, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as advise students, serve on institutional and/or faculty committees, and participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a full-time (9-month), renewable, tenure-track position. Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and a comprehensive benefit program is offered.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three current letters of recommendation. For additional information on Lakeland University, please visit our website at


The Assistant Professor of Writing teaches courses in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry, composition, and interdisciplinary studies; advises students; serves on institutional and/or faculty committees; and participates in ongoing professional development. This is a tenure-track position.


All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the institution;
  • Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.


The Assistant Professor of Writing is responsible for:

  • Teaching at least 24 credits per academic year in creative writing with a focus in poetry, composition, and interdisciplinary studies, including the interdisciplinary studies core;
  • Administering and/or developing coursework (assignments, projects, in-class learning activities, critiques, exams) that meets and assesses course learning objectives;
  • Facilitating opportunities for students to engage in experiential education;
  • Advising students;
  • Serving on faculty and/or institutional committees;
  • Participating in professional development.


  • MFA in Creative Writing with an expertise in poetry;
  • Experience teaching poetry required;
  • Experience teaching introductory composition courses required;
  • Experience teaching multi-genre creative writing courses preferred;
  • Experience in the process of literary publishing;
  • Background in organizing literary events and festivals;
  • Experience in the field of professional writing;
  • Experience teaching in multiple modalities;
  • Experience working effectively with individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and motivations.


  • Most work performed in an interior work environment.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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