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
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.
● MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) by the time of appointment
● One or more published or contracted full-length book(s) of
● Demonstrated potential of significant future research and
● Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of
nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.
● Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.
● Demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring graduate
● Demonstrated secondary emphasis in the teaching and publication
of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or digital literature.
Commensurate with experience
April 11, 2022
Interested persons must apply at https://jobs.vt.edu/
, 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 (email@example.com).
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
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(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
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
, a school of
, a veterinary
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
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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March 18, 2022