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Visiting Assistant Professor, English - Creative Writing
Full Time
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States - 15301


One-year position for Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing open genre, nonrenewable, beginning August 2021. Teaching load: 3/3, including a mix of multi-genre creative writing fiction/poetry, literature, and first-year writing courses capped at 15-16 students for writing courses and workshops, and 20 students for literature courses.

The position also confers the title of Visiting Writer-in-Residence, with responsibility for giving a public reading in the fall and for supporting creative writing-related activities through the year, such as assisting the faculty advisor to the student literary journal, the Wooden Tooth Review.


  • A Ph.D. in Creative Writing or English, American, or Anglophone literature is preferred; well qualified applicants holding the M.F.A. will also be considered.
  • Requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Willingness to participate in the life of a lively and collegial department
  • Broad education in the discipline
  • Record of creative publication
  • Recent, successful experience in teaching college-level first-year and/or creative writing
  • Ideal candidate would be prepared to teach world literature


The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

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