Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

The Department of English at Rollins College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing for a three-year appointment beginning in Fall 2021. Writing areas in at least two genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry). Interest and experience in professional writing also welcomed. Teaching load is 4-4 on a semester system, with an expectation of courses in first-year composition, general education, and creative writing at all levels. A successful candidate will have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, publications, and excellent teaching record including composition courses and workshops.

The English Department has a vibrant writing program, with small classes, serving both traditional and non-traditional students, meeting during the day and evening. Opportunities for participation and service in our writing community are available. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, teaching practices, and community engagement. Click here to learn more about this department!

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education:

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing
  • Creative writing publications (fiction, non-fiction, poetry)
  • Record of teaching excellence, particularly in creative writing workshops and composition courses

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

Cover letter, including:

  • teaching and writing interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Course syllabi
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Include contact information for two references on application (referees will receive email asking them to upload reference letter)

Questions may be directed to Martha Cheng , Search Committee Chair at .

Review of applications will begin on March 26th, but the position will remain open until filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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