Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the English & Creative Writing Department with a specialty in poetry writing. The successful candidate will be a poet with outstanding credentials and/or promise; will have skills and experience in digital and hybrid media; and will be eager to teach courses in literature as well as creative writing. We are especially interested in a colleague who is enthusiastic about partnering with Enrollment to recruit for the college’s Creative Writing Scholarships. The appointment, beginning August 2023, carries a 3/2 teaching load and the expectation of an active, ongoing agenda for creative production and publication, along with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. We welcome candidates who would contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to African American & Africana Studies; Latin American Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies or Digital Studies. Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in the English department as well as the college’s signature year-long first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects. 


Ph.D. and/or MFA expected by fall 2023.

Application Instructions

The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit:

  • a brief letter of application addressed to Prof. Jon Volkmer, chair of the search committee;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement on teaching experience, practices, and goals;
  • an initial writing sample of no more than ten pages;
  • a statement on experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community;
  • and three letters of recommendation.

Applications are due through Interfolio by October 3, 2022, although we will continue to take applications until the position is filled.  More information about our department can be found at ; further questions about the position may be addressed to

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