Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and Journalism

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The Department of English at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (non-tenure track, with possibility for renewal for a second year) beginning in Fall of 2021. The position requires teaching Introduction to Journalism, Magazine Feature Writing, Creative Nonfiction and Fiction, and one or two sections of introductory creative writing and introduction to literary studies. The teaching load is 3-3.

Beloit College has a long and distinctive history in the field of creative writing, including an annual visiting Mackey Chair in Writing and the Beloit Fiction Journal. Class sizes are small (cap 15) and students are engaged. The successful candidate will have the freedom to design courses to their strengths and interests.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA in English, Creative Writing, or appropriate field. Teaching experience, newsroom experience, and publications are desirable.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.


Posting Date: 02/03/2021

Closing Date: until filled

Office: English

Tenure Track Position: No

How to Apply

Interested candidates should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, two recent letters of recommendation, and a ten to twenty-page writing sample or equivalent publications.

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. If you have questions about the search, you may contact the Chair of the Department, Professor Tamara Ketabgian at

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