Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing

Position Starts: Spring 2017

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2017.

The successful candidate will serve as the Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will teach one writing workshop course of her or his own design and will give two public readings or talks. We are looking for candidates with a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability. Salary is $60,000. Recent Mary Routt Chairs include Andrew Sean Greer (current), William Deresiewicz, Danzy Senna, Meghan O’Rourke, Helena María Viramontes, and David Treuer; for more information on the Mary Routt Chair position, visit http://www.scrippscollege.edu/departments/writing-program/mary-routt-chair.

Applicants should submit the following materials online, by the application deadline of March 1, 2016: a letter of application; a CV, including a list of previously taught writing workshop courses and the names and addresses of three references; and a writing sample. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Warren Liu, Chair, Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing Search Committee, at Routt2016@ScrippsCollege.edu.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

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