Assistant Professor or Instructor of English, Tenure-Track, in Creative Writing: Poetry


Franklin & Marshall College invites applications from poets for a tenure-track position in the Department of English beginning August 2024. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications.


We seek applicants with significant creative publications, including at least one book of poetry published or under contract, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should have or be close to completing a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.). The 3/2 teaching load will include Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Poetry, a senior creative writing capstone course, Contemporary Poetry, and courses that build on the Department’s offerings, including contributions to the College’s general education program, Connections. Teaching will not include composition. We particularly seek candidates who can diversify the range of perspectives and approaches practiced in the department. The poet we seek will become part of a thriving writing community, which includes a Writers House, an impressive reading series, and the F&M Emerging Writers Festival. F&M sponsors junior faculty leaves. F&M Faculty maintain active research programs and contribute to the College’s shared governance.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit the following items electronically via Interfolio: ( a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copies suffice); a holistic statement on your approach to inclusive teaching and student success; a research statement; teaching evaluations and/or observations; and one list of three references (NOTE: letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage, and once they are solicited, referees will need to supply them within two weeks). For full consideration applications should be received by November 13, 2023.  Direct inquiries to Dr. Peter Jaros, Chair, Department of English ( 

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee 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.

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. Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or to otherwise participate in the employment process should contact the department’s academic coordinator Deb Saporetti ( 

Franklin & 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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