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.
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 https://apply.interfolio.com/56450
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