The English Department of Lafayette College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in creative writing for the 2023-2024 academic year. Requirements are an MFA or equivalent credentials in creative writing, as well as experience in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level. A successful candidate will be able to offer intermediate and/or advanced courses in poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as a multigenre introductory course in creative writing, contributing in these ways to the department’s commitments to anti-racist, anti-homophobic pedagogies. Teaching load is 3/3, in addition to supervising independent studies and senior theses in creative writing. No department or college service is expected for this role.
Please upload a cv, application letter, two sample syllabi, and single-page statement of teaching philosophy to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/124371) by May 8, 2022. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to Interfolio. As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).
Lafayette College is a highly competitive liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania. There are approximately 30 English majors per year in the department. Many of them are double majors. The English department values critical discussions of race, gender, sexuality, emotional labor, and the social and cultural impact of literary and writing studies and practices in the twenty-first century. We believe that the history of our discipline requires interrogation and decolonization, and we are excited to build with colleagues towards a more imaginative future.