Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

St. Lawrence Unibversity in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 14, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2015-2016.  Publications and teaching experience in a second genre would be preferable.  The individual hired will teach two genre-specific courses each semester, at the beginning and advanced level, and be an active participant in the English Department.  Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis and possibly directing a senior independent project, and leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors or giving a craft talk on writing.  Evidence will be sought of a proven record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing and an enthusiasm for teaching.  Minimum two years of undergraduate teaching experience required.


M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, with at least two books and significant additional publications, are required.  The successful candidate will join a department with a curricular commitment to teaching the mutuality of the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.  Salary commensurate with experience.  A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package. 


Interested applicants must apply online at and submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, and sample syllabi and writing exercises via Interfolios ByCommittee.  (For help with Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.)  Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014; review will continue until the position is filled.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.


Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.


The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students.  Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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