Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing)

The Carleton English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2024. Creative writing is an important part of our English major, and the department also offers a minor in creative writing. We seek candidates to teach fiction writing, including a mixed-genre introductory workshop and intermediate and advanced short-story workshops, with the possibility of literature courses in any area of the candidate’s expertise. We also welcome candidates with expertise in creative non-fiction (such as essay and memoir), speculative fiction, or genre fiction. The teaching load for this position is five courses annually, over three ten-week terms.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching, mentoring, and supporting a diverse student body. Applications should include a statement that addresses your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service, as well as a cover letter and c.v. Short-listed candidates will be asked for additional materials. 

Candidates with an MFA in creative writing and teaching experience would be particularly welcome; candidates with a Ph.D. in English and significant experience teaching creative writing will also be considered. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people, an active literary scene, and rich cultural resources.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2023.

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