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Faculty Job Openings in the English Department


Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington, 2017-2018

 For appointment beginning in the fall 2017, we seek a writer of poetry to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in -Washington.  The successful candidate will teach a small poetry workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community.  No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University Students.  The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University.  This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers.  The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, and the trustees of the Fund helped design the program.  The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer since it involves only a moderate teaching load.  The program’s location at a university in the center of Washington should offer attractions for the writer.  Basic Qualifications: The writer must have significant publications (a book of poetry published by a well-regarded press) and teaching experience, though not necessarily in a conventional academic setting.  The writer need not have conventional academic credentials.  He or she should reside in the Washington area while the university is in session, 1 September through early May.  Campus housing is normally available to the writer through a subsidized rental agreement.  The salary for 2017-2018 is $60,000 plus an attractive benefits package.  Application procedure: To be considered, complete an online faculty application at (; upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a résumé that includes a full list of publications and the names of at least three references.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Review of applications will begin  November 17, 2016.  The deadline for applying is December 12, 2016.    Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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