Visiting Assistant Professor of the Writing Program

Haverford College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of the Writing Program to begin Fall 2023.

Haverford College encourages applications for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Writing Program for the academic year 2023-24. Specialists in any field or discipline in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are welcome, but we are particularly interested in postdoctoral candidates from across different disciplinary fields with experience in teaching writing, and who are prepared to teach and closely interact with a diverse student body. Our First-Year Writing Seminars are focused upon the academic essay and candidates should be prepared to teach this kind of writing; they should also demonstrate in their application that they are prepared to offer three different seminars that are thematically unified and textually based and which support a field of academic inquiry. Successful candidates will infuse the seminars with fresh intellectual energy that reflects current scholarship in their field. Over the course of the academic year the Fellow will teach a total of four seminars (each limited to 12 students) two in each semester, and will assist the Director of the Writing Program in reading student placement essays in mid-August. 

The position is renewable for up to two additional years, pending a successful review each year and contingent upon annual budgetary approval. This is a full-time and fully-benefited position. The College also provides ample support for professional development and travel. 

A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment or ABD with plans to defend by the conclusion of the first year of the appointment. To qualify for appointment, applicants will have held the degree for no more than six years. 

Please submit, via Interfolio (, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample by March 3, 2023. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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