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Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program Assistant Professor - Beginning Tenure TrackEdit

The Creative Writing Program (CWP), part of the Arts Program at Bryn Mawr College, invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in poetry to start August 1, 2017.

Candidates must have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (or equivalent expertise) in hand by the start date, as well as publications; at least one book of poetry is desirable. Specialization in a secondary genre (e.g. playwriting, memoir, writing for children, literary translation, etc.), and a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected. Academic responsibilities include: teaching four beginning/intermediate or advanced-level undergraduate creative writing courses each year in poetry and a secondary genre, and a critical thinking and college seminar course for first year students. We expect this new faculty member to participate in administration of the CWP, including the annual Reading Series.

The CWP offers a comprehensive curriculum of workshops to undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Class sizes are small and all courses are writing-intensive. The CWP aims to serve both students who might wish to pursue work in Creative Writing after graduation, and those who wish to explore Creative Writing on a course-by-course basis. An annual Reading Series brings writers of national and international reputation in all literary genres to campus.

How to ApplyEdit

Submit as pdf documents a curriculum vitae and, a cover letter outlining writing and teaching interests and experience as they relate to this position by October 31, 2016 to the Creative Writing Program Search Committee via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35950. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Creative Writing Program Search Committee. Please do not send publications; these will be requested at a later stage of the search. Applications received by October 31, 2016 will receive full consideration.

About Bryn Mawr CollegeEdit

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large.

Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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