Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Creative Writing

The Department of English at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing beginning in Fall of 2024. We seek a published poet with experience teaching antiracist creative writing workshops who can also contribute courses in a combination of the following areas: multimodal writing, literary studies, new media studies broadly defined, and/or expository writing. The typical teaching load is 3/3, including a multi-genre introduction to creative writing (fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction) and upper-level electives in the candidate’s specialization. 

Beloit College has a long and distinctive history in the field of creative writing, including an annual visiting Mackey Chair in Writing and the Beloit Fiction Journal. Creative writing class sizes are small (cap 15) and students are engaged. The successful candidate will have the freedom to design courses to their strengths and interests.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA in English, Creative Writing, or appropriate field. ABD candidates considered. Teaching experience and publications are required.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. AA/EEO 

Interested candidates should include: a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be asked to submit a teaching statement, a ten to twenty-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. We anticipate inviting finalists to campus by the end of April. 

Review of applications begins on April 10, 2024, and continues until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, please submit by April 10. If you have questions about the search, you may contact the chair of the search committee, Chris Fink, at finkc@beloit.edu.  

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