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Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing - Poetry

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 18, 2022

Job Description

The Department of English at Virginia Tech seeks candidates for a two-year position (potential third year renewal) in Creative Writing, with expertise in poetry, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022

Responsibilities for the position include the publication of creative scholarship; teaching 3 courses per semester among departmental offerings in our undergraduate and graduate (MFA) creative writing programs; and mentoring and advising graduate students. Full information concerning the department and university can be found at and

The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning and research environment that embraces all students, faculty, and staff. We encourage applications from all interested candidates and are particularly interested in applications from persons identifying with underrepresented/underserved groups including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, people of color, and underrepresented genders. This would include cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized.

Virginia Tech is a public land‐grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach within the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), the University is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence — InclusiveVT. We seek candidates who adopt and practice efforts to increase access and inclusion to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all.

Required Qualifications

● MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) by the time of appointment (August 2022).
● One or more published or contracted full-length book(s) of poetry.
● Demonstrated potential of significant future research and publication.
● Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.
● Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

● Demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
● Demonstrated secondary emphasis in the teaching and publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or digital literature.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 11, 2022

Additional Information

Interested persons must apply at , posting number 519677, where they will submit (1) a cover letter highlighting research and teaching experience; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (5) contact information for 3 references. Interviews will take place over Zoom. Inquiries can be made to Professor Carmen Giménez, Search Committee Chair, via email (

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Patricia Morse at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: March 18, 2022
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