Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction or Poetry and very strong secondary expertise in the other genre beginning August 2020.

The individual in this position will teach five courses a year: a combination of introductory creative writing courses (Introduction to Creative Writing and/or Introduction to Poetry Writing); intermediate workshops (including Intermediate Fiction); and one additional course (e.g., a Discovery Seminar). They would also be expected to build the Creative Writing program at Oxford College and be an engaged participant in the Emory College Creative Writing community. 



Required: An MFA and/or a PhD in Creative Writing (or in English, with a specialization in Creative Writing) in hand by the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach creative writing courses in multiple genres. A significant publication record, including at least one book or its equivalent. A commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.


Desirable: Experience in contributing to the success of a creative writing program on a college campus and overseeing student literary journals/ publications. 


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (in which they address how they prepare students for advanced work in multiple genres), evidence of strong teaching, a sample of published work (no more than 15 pages in length), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be held via video conferencing. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Molly McGehee, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of English & American Studies (

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