Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

The Literature and Creative Writing Department of Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track position in fiction writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2020. We are seeking someone who can teach an introduction to creative writing (mixed genre); an intermediate workshop in fiction; a senior seminar in creative writing; and one to two literature courses, including a course in narrative forms. A Ph.D. is preferred, although candidates with a MFA and advanced coursework in literature will be considered. The teaching load is four courses in the first year and five courses thereafter. The position requires institutional service after the first year, including academic advising of undergraduate students.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Please send a vita, letter of application, and a sample of creative work (at least 10 pages) as pdf files via Interfolio Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Naomi Guttman, Chair, at Files should be complete by October 15, 2019, for full consideration. Letters of recommendation will be requested after that date.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings as, as well as additional information at or-new- faculty/opportunities-for- spouses-or- partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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