Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Poetry)



Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Poetry)
Whitman College

WALLA WALLA, Washington

The English Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position in Creative Writing, with expertise in poetry, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of English—Creative Writing (or Visiting Instructor—Creative Writing, if ABD), beginning August, 2022. An M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required. An equal opportunity employer, Whitman College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in poetry-writing, as well as an introductory course on the analysis of poetry.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the following required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; sample of writing; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and contact information for three references.

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College cultivates a community built on inclusion. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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