New College of Florida invites applications for a Fiction Writer-in-Residence beginning August 2022, with potential for reappointment for 2023-2024 (August-December and February-May). The designated Honors College of the State University System, New College of Florida is a small, selective, residential liberal arts institution located in a lively arts community on Sarasota Bay.

The successful candidate will have: at least one published novel, novella, collection of short stories or publications equivalent to a published book, and significant publication in other venues; two years’ experience teaching creative writing, which may include instruction as a graduate student; and a strong commitment to playing an active role in our college community. The Writer-in-Residence  designs and teaches two semester-length writing courses per term (four total) and gives at least two public readings (which may include students). We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach foundational and cross-genre courses for our small and nimble creative writing program. Salary is $44,450 at .69 FTE (i.e. less than fulltime), with no benefits. There is a possibility of extending the position for a second year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or Ph.D. in English or related field at the time of appointment.
  • 2-years experience teaching at the college level.
  • A promising record of creative activity, scholarship, and contributions to the writing community.
  • At least one full-length book or equivalent of literary fiction published by, or under contract with, a national press.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Latinx, African American, Native American, Asian American, LGBTQ literature and writing. Bilingual writing particularly welcomed.

Diversity Statement: New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online at Additionally, please provide: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript, 4) a teaching philosophy and a diversity/inclusion statement (one-page); 5) 3 brief course descriptions: a) foundational fiction course; b) foundational multi-genre course; and c) special topics fiction workshop to  Candidates should also submit three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.

Further questions to: Chair of the Search Committee, Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural, ethnic, and abilities diversity of our college.

Security background check required. New College of Florida is an EO/AA/ADA employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our institution including differently abled candidates.



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