Washington University in St. Louis

Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry

The Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry to begin in the fall term 2021 for a period of three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual review. The ideal candidate will have published 1-2 books of poetry with a national press or significant, national publications or awards, and must hold an MFA degree or terminal degree in the field. Ideally, the candidate should have prior teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate students.

The teaching expectation for the Visiting Writer-in-Residence is two courses per semester. Additional duties include developing upper-level craft courses, serving on graduate thesis defense committees, assisting with MFA application reading as needed, attending the readings and other events (meals, colloquia) associated with the Visiting Writers Series, serving as a liaison between graduate students and the permanent faculty, and in general being a vital, engaged member of the Washington University community.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions:

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. To ensure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, please submit your materials via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/83309. An application is considered complete with the following components: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 20-page writing sample.

Preference is given to applications received before March 1, 2021.

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Contact Information

Erin Lewis, Administrative Coordinator to the Chair
1 Brookings Dr. Campus Box 1122
St. Louis
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(314) 935-5190
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