Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of English – Creative Writing (Fiction) and Composition

Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of English – Creative Writing (Fiction) and Composition  Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447

Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a visiting position in creative writing (with a specialization in fiction) and composition at the assistant professor or instructor rank for the 2021-22 academic year.  The successful candidate will teach six courses: in the fall, two sections of our First-Year Writing Seminar (WRIT 101) and one section of Intermediate Fiction Writing (ENGL 329); in our four-week January term, one section of our multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 227); and in the spring, a second section of ENGL 227, and one additional writing workshop class (in an area of creative nonfiction or screenwriting). Candidates should have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing or a related field.  ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed by September 1, 2021 for appointment at the assistant professor level. Experience teaching at the college level is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include a benefits package. The position may be renewable for a second year, depending on successful performance and availability of funding.

Please submit via email a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to:

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement for 3,100 students in the beautiful Pacific Northwest ( The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For the 2019-20 academic year, 42 percent of incoming first-year students were the first generation in their families to attend college; 45 percent self-identify as students of color; and 37 percent are Pell Grant-eligible. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. 

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