St. Lawrence University. Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

18 December 2006

St. Lawrence University. Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. Fiction or Creative Nonfictionwriters with significant publications & teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2007-08. Publications & teaching experience in a second genre would be preferable. The individual hired would be expected to teach two genre-specific courses each semester, at the beginning & advanced level, & to be an active participant in the English Department. Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis & possibly directing a senior project as well, leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors &/or giving a craft talk on writing.

Evidence will be sought of a proven track record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing & an
enthusiasm for teaching. MFA or PhD in creative writing & a minimum of one book & significant
magazine publications required. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse
cultural, ethnic, & national perspectives to bear on their writing & teaching. The successful
candidate will join a department with a commitment to a program founded on strong ties between the practice of creative expression & the study of literature. Salary commensurate with
experience. A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package.

Please send a detailed letter of application, c.v. emphasizing publications & relevant teaching
experience, e-mail address, sample syllabi & writing exercises to: Peter Bailey, Chair, Viebranz Search Committee, Dept. of English, St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on January 15. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample & three
letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience. Creative writing faculty from St.
Lawrence University will be at the AWP Conference in Atlanta in late February, & we will be
interviewing candidates there. St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is an independent,
private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. For additional
information, please visit SLU’s homepage. Women, minorities, veterans, & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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