Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing

The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. We seek a writer with a record of publication in prose, whose work also moves across genres and engages questions of race, ethnicity, and diaspora, particularly in relation to African American, Asian American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Latinx literary lineages. Desirable additional interests might include poetry, translation, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, digital arts, and/or hybrid forms. MFA or equivalent required.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in Creative Writing, and there will be opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with such programs as Africana Studies and Latinx Studies. Applications must be made online at Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (up to 25 pages uploaded as one PDF), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, a separate statement that addresses experience with or commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and two sample syllabi, one introductory. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Please contact the English department ( with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

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