Creative Writing-Visiting Asst Prof-Fiction

Creative Writing-Visiting Asst Prof-Fiction
Date:  03/25/2020

Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Applications are invited for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching fiction, and significant published creative work, which should include one book-length work of fiction (either novel or a collection of short stories) or a record of significant short story publications. The four-course teaching load will be two courses in the fall and two in the spring; they will include at least three Creative Writing workshop courses, and possibly one W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students. Applicants must have an M.F.A; applicants with an M.F.A./PhD. are welcome. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio:

Include cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching, description of creative interests, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on April 5, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, contact Professor Michael D. Burke, Director of the Creative Writing Program and Chair of the search committee.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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