Assistant Professor - Visiting

The Department of English at LSU invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) of Creative Writing beginning in August of 2022 with a specialization in fiction; secondary expertise in poetry is highly desirable. Teaching will include a 2/2 load consisting of graduate and undergraduate creative writing workshops and possible General Education literature courses. The VAP will also contribute to the various service requirements of the program, such as assisting in advising the annual literary festival and possibly serving on graduate theses committees. 


LSU's Creative Writing Program (BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration and an MFA) is home to two literary journals and Delta Mouth, a nationally recognized literary festival. The English Department at LSU supports work in African American Literature and black studies, postcolonial literatures, Caribbean literatures, queer studies, southern studies, feminist studies, digital humanities, rhetoric, literacies, English Education, British and American literatures, and global Anglophone literature and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in these fields.  


The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and mentorship of undergraduates and graduates from diverse backgrounds. 


Required: At least one book of fiction published or under contract and an MFA or PhD; an excellent record of teaching at the college level.  

Special Instructions:

Application deadline is July 1, 2022 or until candidate is selected. Please attach a letter of application, current CV, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a teaching statement to application. After submitting application, please send a minimum of three letters of recommendation to Richard Landry at

A copy of your transcripts may be attached to your application (if available). However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Attachments are limited to five.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (   

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