Mar 10, 2009, 2:34 PM
Post #2568 of 2979
Once you have your MFA, the teaching opportunities will come no matter what.
I'm not trying to be a bummer or anything, and I know this has been said many, many times, but I just want to reiterate that an MFA will absolutely not guarantee teaching opportunities. Not even an MFA from Brown or Cornell. MFA + a solid, impressive publishing record will put one in the running, though.
Granted, if you get some experience TAing first-year composition, that experience, with an MFA, will qualify you for teaching comp as an adjunct instructor somewhere, but if we're talking about tenure-track creative writing positions, that's a different deal.