Adelphi University

Visiting Assistant Professor/Poet

The Adelphi University Department of English seeks a published poet to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the spring semester 2020 (beginning January 27) through the academic year 2020–21. We are looking for someone eager to teach a diverse curriculum to a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be interested in creative writing pedagogy, be able to offer classes in contemporary literature, and will teach both in our multi-genre MFA program and in our undergraduate major. Experience teaching at the university level is desirable; course load is 18 credits (3-3) for the academic year including appropriate departmental responsibilities. Please submit a CV, cover letter that includes a separate paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past, present, and future teaching and writing, a writing sample, and a list of references online at Deadline for applications is October 18. 

This appointment is subject to final approval by the Adelphi University Board of Trustees. Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. For additional information about Adelphi University please visit our website:

Contact Information

Igor Webb, Director, Creative Writing MFA
English Department
1 South Avenue
Garden City
Contact Phone: 
(516) 877-4030
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