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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Date of Posting: March 2021

The English Department at Simpson College invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. Teaching responsibilities will begin August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Simpson is a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and is located in the Des Moines metropolitan area.

Teaching responsibilities include 6 courses, consisting of creative writing workshops, introductory literature courses, and a first-year seminar. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing, or a Ph.D. in a related field and a record of publication of creative writing. Ideal candidates will also have experience teaching literature, creative writing workshops, and writing-intensive courses.

To Apply:
Send the following documents in a single file (PDF preferred) to the address listed below: application letter, CV, and a statement addressing how your experiences and/or interests contribute to promoting diversity and inclusivity. Please have references send letters to the same e-mail with ENGLISH SEARCH: APPLICANT’S NAME in the subject line: employment@simpson.edu.

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. You will find the entire EOE statement at simpson.edu/employment-opportunities. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include—but is not limited to—criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.