Pacific University

Director of MFA in Writing Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the MFA in Writing Program, an exceptional low-residency program in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website at The Director is responsible for the pedagogical direction, program mission, strategic plan, and vision, and oversees all aspects of program management. The position begins March 2020.


The MFA director should hold a minimum of a master's degree in a related major such as writing, English literature, or education and demonstrate successful experience in arts administration/management.

Complete job description available at


Application review begins October 21.

Required Application Materials:

  • Application letter, including a summary of relevant management and educational experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references

To apply send application materials (PDF preferred) to MFA Search Committee (  No phone calls, please.

Contact Information

W Sam Stein, Administrative Assistant
School of Arts & Humanities
2043 College Way
UC Box A142
Forest Grove
Contact Phone: 
(503) 352-2805
Contact e-mail: