Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

(updated 03/08/21)

Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing invites applications for a three-year, visiting position in Creative Writing at either the assistant or associate professor level. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2021. Hollins University has a storied history in all genres of writing including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and many other writers of distinction and achievement. The graduate creative writing program, among the earliest in the nation, is now 61 years old.

The ideal candidate must have a record of teaching excellence, and be prepared to teach in at least two genres, with strong publications in either poetry, fiction, or both (a minimum of two books for the associate level), and significant additional publications in a secondary genre. Additionally, the candidate must be prepared to teach multi-genre undergraduate creative writing (including poetry) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels and also focused graduate workshops. Demonstrated capacity to teach selected literature courses is a plus. The teaching load is six courses per year. Other duties include advising students, supervising graduate and undergraduate theses, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Candidates must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level, experience teaching at the graduate level, and a clear understanding of and strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of reference . Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to applications received by March 31, 2021. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

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