Associate Director of Creative Writing

The English Department of Barnard College seeks an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor, or renewable Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, to serve as Associate Director and administrative head of Creative Writing.  This appointment will involve a 4-course teaching load, with a one-course release for administrative duties, to begin July 1, 2021.  Management of Barnard’s active, and historically distinguished Creative Writing program includes course assignments, public readings, internal and external prize committees, student advising, and appointment of adjunct writing staff.  A post-baccalaureate fellow assists with these tasks.


We seek a creative writer in any genre.  An MFA or PhD is preferred, but not required, and evidence of some administrative experience is strongly preferred.  The successful applicant will show evidence of readiness to teach Barnard’s increasingly diverse student body, and will have an established record of publication. 


Barnard College’s English Department comprises 16 tenured or tenure-track staff; two senior writers (Jennifer Finney Boylan, Hisham Matar) who teach one semester each, and a third senior writer to be named; and 15 other full-time faculty.  


Please provide a letter of application (including a statement on teaching in a diverse classroom), curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, to  Review of application materials will begin January 22, 2021, though later submissions will continue to be reviewed.  Zoom interviews will begin February 15, 2021.


Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. 


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