Newhouse Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

The Wellesley College Department of English and Creative Writing, in connection with the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, invites applications for the position of Newhouse Professor/Writer-in-Residence, a full-time position in creative writing. Initial appointment for a three-year term, with the possibility of extension for a further two years; shorter terms may be possible depending on the interest and availability of the candidate. Appointment to begin Fall 2023. Applications from candidates in all creative writing genres will be considered; screenwriters, graphic novelists, television writers, playwrights, translators, nonfiction writers, magazine writers, songwriters, librettists, and poets working in performance genres are especially encouraged to apply. There are opportunities to work in tandem with the Newhouse Center to create vibrant literary programming, including starting a reading series. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester, plus direction of student independent work. Rank open, competitive salary based on experience and distinction of publication record.

Requirements: in genres where a book is standard, applicants should have at least one published book; in other genres, applicants should possess the equivalent credits. Previous experience teaching creative writing strongly preferred. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three colleagues who will provide professional recommendation by November 18, 2022. 

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination and booster against COVID‐19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.

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