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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Middlebury College
Vermont, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English and American Literatures at Middlebury College invites applications for a part-time three-year position in Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will join a thriving undergraduate Creative Writing program at a liberal arts college that has long been committed to promoting creative writing, hosting the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and The New England Review. Responsibilities will include teaching fiction and other writing workshops as well as literature courses, along with advising senior thesis students and other forms of college service. The faculty member appointed will teach a .6 course load of three courses per year, with the option of one course taught during Winter Term. The contract may be renewable upon administrative approval.

Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or closely related field by the date of appointment, and must have one book of fiction published or under contract. We are particularly interested in applicants with a secondary interest in one (or more) of the following fields: post-colonial and global literature in English, ethnic and minority literatures, environmental studies, disability studies. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. We strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a 20-30 page sample of creative writing; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at All applications must be received by December 10, 2018. No MLA interviews will be conducted.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

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