Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Bilingual Emphasis

The English and Spanish and Latino Studies departments at Montclair State University seek candidates for a full-time, renewable, visiting assistant professor position in creative writing with a focus on bilingualism (English/Spanish) in terms of both creative work and pedagogy. The new hire will start on January 16, 2024 although there is some flexibility (no later than April 2024). Montclair State University aims to develop an MFA program in creative writing, and the new hire is expected not only to teach graduate and undergraduate courses but also to help direct the new MFA and develop a curriculum with a bilingual emphasis. The position will be a joint hire in the department of English and the department of Spanish and Latino Studies, with the primary assignment in the department of English. The teaching load is 4/4, with release time for administrative work.

Just outside New York City in Montclair, NJ, Montclair State University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving institution (HSI). We encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply for this position. This position is for one year, running to the end of the 2024/2025 academic year, and is renewable. Candidates must have a PhD or MFA, significant publications, and a strong record of service. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. Salary range: Commensurate with experience. 

Required materials:
A. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and representative publications which can be uploaded. To apply, visit this link:

B. Three letters of recommendation, which can be sent by November 27, 2023 to the search chair, Prof. Johnny Lorenz, at The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

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