The University of Virginia

Lecturer, Prose (Faculty Wage)

The Department of English, Creative Writing,, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, is seeking candidates for a faculty wage lecturer position to teach 1 undergraduate course in the Fall, 2021, and 1 undergraduate course in the Spring, 2022, including  workshops at the intermediate and/or advanced levels. Candidates must have an MFA degree and prior experience in teaching at the college or university level.   This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits.  For more information, refer to the Faculty Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  This position will require an Education Verification (FSAKA). 

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Compensation will take the form of wages.

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume, Cover Letter and the Contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number R0025005.

For questions about the position contact Lisa Russ Spaar,

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at


Education: MFA degree
Experience: Teaching at the College or University Level
Publication: A strong background in contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction and an MFA are required. At least one published novel or story collection, and/or significant publications in creative nonfiction, essays, profiles, reviews, etc., from major presses required.

Contact Information

Lisa Russ Spaar,
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