Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Fiction Writing)

The Kenyon College Department of English seeks to appoint a one-year visiting assistant professor in fiction writing. Responsibilities include teaching a 2/3 course load over the two semesters from fall 2022 to spring 2023. Specific courses will mainly be sections of introductory and advanced fiction writing.  Qualifications include: significant teaching experience; a strong publication record (one book of fiction published or under contract preferred); demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students; and an MFA or PhD in creative writing. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter detailing writing interests and accomplishments, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy (with information about practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion); 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript. Applicants should also submit the names and email addresses of three references, including at least one who can attest to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness and potential. These references may be prompted by email to upload their letters of recommendation to the application website at a later stage. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled; to ensure full consideration, candidates should submit materials by April 15, 2022.  Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit writing samples prior to preliminary interviews, which will be held by Zoom or Google Meet, with on-campus interviews to follow.

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