Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing and American Literature)

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH: Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a creative writer (poetry, with a secondary interest in fiction) with additional expertise in American literature (any specialty) for a 1-year term position beginning in mid-August, 2023.

This is a full-time position with a 6-course annual teaching load: 2-3 in creative writing, 2-3 in American literature (depending on candidate’s expertise) and 1 in first-year composition.  We especially encourage candidates with experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds (including students of color, first-generation, and LGBQTIA+ students), and/or candidates skilled in pedagogical practices that promote classroom inclusivity.  

Candidates should have completed the MFA or Ph.D. by August 2023.  To apply, please submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement, and a sample syllabus (creative writing or American literature).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please apply via our website:  Please make sure to include the department name in the subject line.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Mark Allison, department chair (  

Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report.  OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town less than 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant area of the Midwest.  

To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

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