Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of English

The Department of English at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications, for a position to begin August 2023. The appointment is for nine months, August-May.

The College is emerging as a nationally recognized leader in recruiting and supporting high achieving students from underserved communities. Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

We seek a creative writer specializing in poetry. Significant creative publications, a terminal degree in creative writing in hand or near completion, and a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching are required. The 3/3 teaching load will likely include Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Poetry, the Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, and topics in contemporary literature. We are particularly interested in a writer who is able to contribute to our curriculum courses that center considerations of equity (e.g., race, gender, disability, queerness, immigration, among others). The writer we seek will become part of a thriving writing community, which includes a Creative Writing track in the English major, a Writers House, and an impressive reading series, including the F&M Emerging Writers Festival.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (~15 pages), statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and/or teaching observations, graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copies will suffice), and a document listing the names of two references via Interfolio at (Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage, and once they are solicited referees will need to supply them within three weeks.)  Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Deb Saporetti at 717-358-4058 or

For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, February 24, 2023. All interviews will take place through video conferencing. Candidates with questions are invited to contact the Chair, Peter Jaros, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Franklin and Marshall College is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.

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