Writing Fellow Announcement
Haverford College encourages applications for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Writing Program for the academic year 2019-20.
Specialists in any field or discipline in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are welcome, but we are particularly interested in postdoctoral candidates from across different disciplinary fields with experience in teaching writing, and who are prepared to teach and closely interact with a diverse student body. Our First-Year Writing Seminars are focused upon the academic essay and candidates should be prepared to teach this kind of writing. Over the course of the academic year the Fellow will teach a total of four seminars (each limited to 12 students), and will assist the Director of the Writing Program with some limited responsibilities in support of the program in mid-August.
Successful candidates will infuse the seminars with fresh intellectual energy that reflects current scholarship in their field. The position is renewable for up to two additional years of full-time work, pending a successful review each year and contingent upon annual budgetary approval. The College also provides ample support for professional development and travel. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment or ABD with plans to defend by the conclusion of the first year of the appointment. To qualify for appointment, applicants will have held the degree for no more than six years.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample via http://apply.interfolio.com/59620 by March 6, 2019.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s educational mission.