Manhattanville College

MFA Director

The MFA program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College invites applications for a full-time Program Director. We seek a creative, experienced, and collaborative individual to join us in an effort to build and grow an already successful program. This is a 12-month administrative position, with responsibilities that include: curriculum development; collaboration with Admissions on recruiting, marketing and advertising; developing and articulating an academic vision for the program in concert with the mission of the College; administrative and operational functions of the program as a whole; scheduling of classes; hiring faculty; advising students; organizing events; participating in alumni activities and events; participating in fundraising activities; oversight of MFA fellows program. While the position is not a faculty position, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one graduate course per year. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the director will be an ex-officio member of the Division of Literature, Languages, and Writing and will work collaboratively with a program advisory board.

A signature feature of the creative writing program at Manhattanville is its home known as Barat House, which was founded in 1978. The House has hosted hundreds of lectures, discussions, and workshops over the years and has become an essential part of the Manhattanville community.  Barat House was recently refurbished and serves as a vibrant center for the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs. Additionally, the program has the award-winning journal Inkwell and a strong and supportive alumni base.

Successful candidates will have an MFA or terminal degree in Creative Writing or commensurate experience in creative writing, teaching and administration. Additionally, successful candidates will be established writers with significant portfolios and a strong network of professional contacts in the New York City area and beyond. Candidates must be adept at organizing workshops and writers' weekends, two long-established programs at Manhattanville College.

Interested candidates should submit a vita, including work experience and publications, a letter of intent describing experience in creative writing education and administration, and the names and contact information of three professional references to     

For full consideration, please submit all materials by September 30, 2021.

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