Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

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Creative writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2022-2023. Publications and teaching experience in two genres are preferable. The individual hired will teach two genre-specific courses each semester (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, flash-prose, screenwriting) at the beginning or advanced level, and be an active participant in the English Department. Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, possibly serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis or directing a senior independent project, and leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors or giving a craft talk on writing. Evidence will be sought of a proven record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing and an enthusiasm for teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a curricular commitment to teaching the mutuality of the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.

Salary commensurate with experience. A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package.

Minimum Qualifications

M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, at least two books published by contract start date, and significant additional publications are required. Minimum of two years of undergraduate teaching experience required.

Interested applicants must apply online at, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Applications should be received by October 11, 2021; review will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sarah Gates, Search Chair at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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