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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH -- Emerging Writer Lecturer

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:  Two-year, full-time teaching appointment, beginning August 2022, for a creative writer to teach a three-course load each semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and advanced courses in the writer’s genre/s. Genre is open, with preference for a writer who can teach advanced courses in fiction, nonfiction, and/or writing for stage and screen. The lecturer will play a key role in mentoring students interested in creative writing and publishing, help organize creative writing programming in collaboration with other members of the English Department, and assist with advising the undergraduate literary journal. This position is nonrenewable.

Qualifications:  M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation is preferred. The successful candidate will have publications in print and/or online magazines or journals with national visibility and experience teaching undergraduate creative writing. Successful candidates in recent years have had a new or forthcoming book. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

 Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your application:

Applicants should include a cover letter addressed to Professor Kathryn Rhett, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, 15-page sample of creative work, statement of teaching philosophy, and email addresses (or Interfolio address) for three professional references. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.   At least one letter should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. 


For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2021. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Rhett at


Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.


Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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