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Visiting Writer

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Jun 29, 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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The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for the position of visiting writer, to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.

This position entails a three-quarters load per year (two writing courses of one's own design and one literature course of one's own design), in addition to advising senior theses. The appointment is for three years. Candidates must have published at least one book. Previous experience teaching creative writing is desirable.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed twenty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please send materials to

Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff to ensure that full participation and inclusion are an integral part of the culture of the institution.


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