Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing (Poetry w/ secondary field Creative Nonfiction)

Hendrix College, Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing (Poetry w/ secondary field Creative Nonfiction)


The Department of English at Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing to begin 1 August 2024. The successful candidate will teach poetry writing with a secondary field of creative nonfiction writing. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced creative writing courses, mentoring creative writing-related engaged learning projects, and contributing to the vitality of the Department’s track in Creative Writing, other teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced writing, and literary studies courses. The teaching load is 3-3. Applicants must have in hand an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing, or a related field—or supply evidence that the degree will be awarded—by the summer of 2024.


The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in their teaching and mentoring as outlined in the College’s diversity statement ( The English Department particularly encourages applications from candidates who study and teach creative writing through practices that make underrepresented communities visible.


Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts. Materials should be submitted electronically at In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to Address cover letter to Dr. Tyrone Jaeger, English Department Chair. Review of materials will begin on October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be considered without regard to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic specified by law. The College is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at


The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Bridgette Gray, Assistant Manager of Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032, 501-450-1415,

Julie Brown, Director of Academic Success and Section 504 Coordinator, (not for applications), 501-505-2954

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