Assistant Professor of English

The Creative Writing Program in the Department of Humanities at Lebanon Valley College invites applications for an Assistant Professor (3-year renewable, non-tenure track) with a specialization in Creative Writing (Poetry or Scriptwriting), to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to teach a variety of courses in creative writing at the undergraduate level, including within our general education program. The successful candidate will be engaged in helping to sustain and develop a growing creative writing program and to collaborate with other programs within the Humanities. We seek a candidate committed to inclusive teaching strategies and community growth. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented communities. The qualified applicant will have a terminal degree in Creative Writing (MFA) and/or English (PhD), publication record, and demonstrated engagement in the writing community. Due to the pandemic, this year we will forgo on-site MLA meetings and conduct interviews by Zoom. 

To be considered for this position, please submit the following application documents by November 1, 2021 to Complete applications will include: Cover letter (1-2 pages), CV, statement of teaching philosophy (1 to 2 pages), statement of inclusive excellence (1 page): a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement addressing personal experience with teaching, advising, or service intended to reduce barriers and contribute to the development of an inclusive community, creative writing samples (up to 25 pages made up of any number of individual works), critical writing samples (up to 10 pages/Conference paper), and syllabi and teaching evaluations for at least two recently taught courses. Candidates will provide three letters of recommendation, sent directly from recommenders to Melissa Sherwood, Associate Director of Human Resources, Letters will then be added to the applicant’s file.

Lebanon Valley College is committed to excellence through its employment practices and welcomes applicants with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. The College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and staff and strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. The College strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented populations. To learn more about our commitment to inclusive excellence go to

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