The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for the position of visiting writer, to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.
This position entails a three-quarters load per year (two writing courses of one's own design and one literature course of one's own design), in addition to advising senior theses. The appointment is for three years. Candidates must have published at least one book. Previous experience teaching creative writing is desirable.
Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed twenty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please send materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/51926.
Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff to ensure that full participation and inclusion are an integral part of the culture of the institution.
Internal Number: 103182017
About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.