Scripps College

Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing Spring 2021

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 2021.


The successful candidate will serve as the Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will design and teach one writing workshop course and 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 R.O. Kwon (current), Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Manguso, Andrew Sean Greer, William Deresiewicz, and Danzy Senna; for more information on the Mary Routt Chair position, visit here.


Applicants should submit the following materials online at, by the application deadline of April 1, 2020: a letter of application; a CV, including a list of previously taught writing workshop courses; 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


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.

Contact Information

Kimberly Drake, Chair
Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing Search Committee
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Contact Phone: 
(909) 607-3250