Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

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Franklin College invites applications for a full-time, three-year appointment in English and Creative Writing to begin August 2022 with possible conversion to the tenure track. Franklin College provides a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual, and professional growth. Please see for more details.

The ideal candidate specializes in creative writing (poetry) and American literature and has the ability to teach composition. Screenwriting and game writing are also welcome areas of interest but are not required. Teaching responsibilities are 12 credit hours each semester (generally 3 courses), plus one intensive January term every three years.

The following are required:

  • Ph.D., or ABD status in creative writing (poetry) or related field
  • Ability to teach American literature (any period) and composition
  • Dedication to teaching and genuine interest in working with students in a scaffolded undergraduate research curriculum and in a small, collegial liberal arts setting that emphasizes student-faculty interaction
  • Interest in broad service to the College, such as advising and committee work

The following are strongly preferred:

  • Ability to contribute meaningfully to the College’s commitment to diversity
  • At least two years’ college teaching experience
  • A competitive track record of publication
  • Interest in the co-management of a reading series and the publication of our literary journal, Apogee
  • Ability to teach and/or experience in screenwriting and/or game writing

Review of applications will begin Friday, November 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, and statement of teaching philosophy via our application link. Please do not send additional materials at this time.

Questions may be submitted to:

Susan Crisafulli, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Search Chair

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is, therefore, the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

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