Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

The Literature and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. We seek candidates to teach poetry writing. The teaching load is five courses over the year, including a mixed-genre (poetry & fiction) introductory workshop, an intermediate poetry workshop, and a literature course. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your materials should include a statement that addresses ways in which you raise issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching.

The Literature and Creative Writing Department has two intertwined concentrations. More detailed information about our programs can be found at this link.

Candidates with a PhD in English and candidates with an M.F.A. with significant graduate training in literature will be considered. The expected 9-month base salary range for this position is $74,400 to $76,900. Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., and DEI statement via Interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Naomi Guttman, Search Committee Chair, at We will begin reviewing files on March 8 and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information ( 

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

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