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Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in Fiction Writing

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts (US)
Nationally Competitive
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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


The Department of English at College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty position in the writing of fiction for the 2024-2025 academic year, to begin in August 2024. Additional experience in teaching nonfiction and contemporary literature is desirable. Our Creative Writing Program offers a minor and concentration with three tracks (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) as well as a vibrant series of talks and readings by several distinguished authors each semester. To learn more, visit our Creative Writing page.

Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for research and professional development support as well as taxable reimbursement of relocation costs up to $3000, according to the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Faculty at the College cultivate a richly diverse academic community, pursue innovative teaching, and create high-impact scholarship. To learn more about faculty life at the College and about the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit our Prospective Faculty page.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. MFA in Writing required by the beginning of the appointment.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see​ ​​). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus your application should also highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit​.


College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications. Please submit all application materials to Materials submitted through any other means will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 8. Questions about this search may be directed to Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program, at


College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate an enduring commitment to academic excellence and who embrace the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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