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Visiting Emerging Writer/Teacher Fellow Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Visiting Emerging Writer/Teacher Fellow Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

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Visiting Emerging Writer/Teacher Fellow

The undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR seeks an emerging writer/teacher of poetry and one other genre for a two-year fellowship. This writing/teaching fellow will be part of the life of a thriving literature and creative writing department, in a college that promotes inquiry and supports writing. The yearly six-course load will include sections of Linfield's Inquiry Seminar (first-year college writing), introduction to creative writing (multi-genre), poetry-writing, and other creative writing courses. For best consideration, please submit application materials by May 24, 2019.



  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing completed by July 2019;
  • Publications (in poetry and one other genre) with evidence of a promising writing career to come;
  • Experience in successful teaching of college writing, including inquiry, argumentation, and research;
  • Strong interest in and evidence of exceptional potential for successful teaching of creative writing;
  • Capacity to support Linfield's campus-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Application Procedure: 

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2019.

  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications
  • CV
  • Two sample syllabi (one for introduction to creative writing and another for first-year college writing)
  • Writing sample of up to twenty pages of work


About Linfield College

Located in McMinnville, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the Linfield College main campus is located on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. Linfield offers many opportunities for employees to connect through community engagement, service projects, and cultural events. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report. In addition to a generous comprehensive benefit plan (Pro-rated based on FTE), which includes healthcare and life insurance, the College will contribute 9% into your retirement account after 1 year. You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including   two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail.  For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.


We Value Diversity:  Linfield College is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.  All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts. 


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