The English Department of Barnard College seeks an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor, or renewable Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, to serve as Associate Director and administrative head of Creative Writing. This appointment will involve a 4-course teaching load, with a one-course release for administrative duties, to begin July 1, 2021. Management of Barnard's active, and historically distinguished Creative Writing program includes course assignments, public readings, internal and external prize committees, student advising, and appointment of adjunct writing staff. A post-baccalaureate fellow assists with these tasks.
We seek a creative writer in any genre. An MFA or PhD is preferred, but not required, and evidence of some administrative experience is strongly preferred. The successful applicant will show evidence of readiness to teach Barnard's increasingly diverse student body, and will have an established record of publication.
Barnard College's English Department comprises 16 tenured or tenure-track staff; two senior writers (Jennifer Finney Boylan, Hisham Matar) who teach one semester each, and a third senior writer to be named; and 15 other full-time faculty.
Please provide a letter of application (including a statement on teaching in a diverse classroom), curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/5335.
Review of application materials will begin February 10, 2021, though later submissions will continue to be reviewed. Zoom interviews will begin February 24, 2021.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.
Required Qualification Summary:
Creative writer in any genre
Evidence of readiness to teach Barnard's increasingly diverse student body
An established record of publication
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.