Writing Program, Scripps College

Position ID:Scripps-Writing Program-MRCW [#8870]
Position Title: Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Area: Writing Studies
Appl Deadline:2017/04/01 finished (2017/02/01, finished 2017/11/08, listed until 2017/05/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2018.


The successful candidate will serve as the Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will teach one writing workshop course of her or his own design and will give two public readings or talks. We are looking for candidates with a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability. Salary is $60,000. Recent Mary Routt Chairs include Sarah Manguso (current), Andrew Sean Greer, William Deresiewicz, Danzy Senna, Meghan O’Rourke, Helena María Viramontes, and David Treuer; for more information on the Mary Routt Chair position, visit here.


Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8870, by the application deadline of April 1, 2017: a letter of application; a CV, including a list of previously taught writing workshop courses and the names and addresses of three references; and a writing sample. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Kimberly Drake, Chair, Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing Search Committee, at MaryRouttChair@ScrippsCollege.edu.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.  In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

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