Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 19, 2023

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Non Tenure Track

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Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The English Department at Trinity College seeks to hire a creative writer (open genre) as our next Artist-in-Residence, beginning Fall 2024. The Artist will teach 2-3 Creative Writing courses in the Department and will also teach in and serve as the coordinator for the InterArts Gateway, an interdisciplinary program for first-year students drawing on music, art, theater & dance, film studies, and creative writing. MFA or PhD in English Literature, Creative Writing, or related field required by start of appointment; teaching experience, and publications required. Competitive salary and benefits. Appointment for an initial term of three years with possibility of renewal every five years thereafter.


MFA or PhD required by start of appointment, teaching experience, and publications required.


Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a CV; a letter of application that describes your creative work and approaches to teaching, including your approach to teaching to students from diverse backgrounds; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Applicants will also be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where they must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.
Questions should be directed to Sarah Bilston, Chair of the English Department ( ). Initial interviews conducted via Zoom. Review of applications will begin November 15 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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