Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction

The Department of English at Lycoming College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction. While primary expertise must be fiction, candidates should also be qualified to teach creative non-fiction and introductory composition (which comprises one half of the 3-3 load). Teaching, publication, and service to the college are necessary for tenure, and the successful candidate should be interested in mentoring and collaborating with students. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually, and finalists will also be brought to campus. Applications received by November 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. A post offer pre-employment drug screening will be conducted.

Application Details:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, a writing sample (10 – 20 pages), and unofficial graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: referencing the applicant’s name and position applied for in the subject line.


Applicants must possess an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing) by August 2022.

About the Lycoming College Creative Writing Program:

The Creative Writing Program at Lycoming College currently consists of two full-time faculty members as part of a broader English department with 8 faculty members. The program sponsors both an international literary journal, Brilliant Corners, as well as a student-run literary journal (that will be advised by the successful candidate). Program endowments support regular visits of guest writers to enrich the student experience, including, most recently, Michael Cunningham.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 386 Best Colleges. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborates with and mentors our diverse student body of 1,200 active learners, including 37 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

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