Trias Postgraduate Teaching Fellow
of English and Comparative Literature

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications from early-career creative writers for the Trias Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship. The appointment begins July 1, 2018 with classes beginning at the end of August. The position is open to writers of any genre who have completed an MFA or a PhD with creative dissertation in the last three years. The Trias Postgraduate Teaching Fellow will teach a 2-3 course load consisting of four introductory creative writing courses and one more flexible course of their own design (in consultation with the department chair) in either creative writing or literature. The appointment is renewable for three years contingent on successful annual review. The Fellow will give a reading as part of the Trias Reading Series during the first year at HWS and will be expected to participate in the cultural life of the Colleges by attending readings and other departmental and campus literary events and contributing to our thriving creative writing community. The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits, a research and travel stipend, and formalized mentoring from a tenured creative writing faculty member.

Required Qualifications: Candidates will have completed an MFA or PhD with creative dissertation between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2018. They must have previous creative writing teaching experience with evidence of the ability to teach multiple genres at the introductory level.

Desired Qualifications: This position is geared toward emerging writers and does not require a book publication, but candidates should have a record of publication in literary journals.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a 15-20 page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address the candidate's abilities as a teacher. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/49695. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Preliminary interviews will be conducted on Zoom. Review of the applications will begin on April 19 and continue until the position is filled.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are home to Seneca Review, a creative writing journal specializing in poetry, essays, hybrid forms, and poetry translations and to the Trias Writers Residency


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