Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a Ph.D. or MFA (ABD with a firm completion date also accepted) in Fiction and/or Poetry to begin August, 2020.  A record of excellent teaching with experience at both the introductory and advanced levels and significant publications in well-respected magazines or journals required. Successful candidates will be committed to fashioning a life of teaching and writing at an excellent residential liberal arts college where faculty-student mentorship is primary. This position requires teaching in a broadly based Creative Writing Major, a commitment to teaching general education and the liberal arts, and dedication to engaging students as individuals. Experience in other areas is a plus, including rhetoric and composition, screenwriting, social media writing, creative nonfiction, or editing/publishing. Teaching assignment is three courses per semester and one May-term every third year.  Active publication required, as well as service to department and college, including student advising. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college, affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia.  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  We also seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters. Address letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae to Ken McGraw, English and Communication Studies Department Chair, Roanoke College, Salem VA  24153-3794, and submit electronically as pdf attachments to  In addition, send three letters of recommendation directly from the recommenders to Dr. McGraw at the electronic address above (  Deadline 8 November 2019. 


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