Visiting Assistant Professor Position


Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 2018-19

Washington College (Chestertown, MD)


The Department of English at Washington College seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment, with specialization in journalism and creative nonfiction to begin in August 2018. A terminal degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism or associated fields is required; evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and publication are expected.  The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching as well as interest teaching and mentoring students in a residential, liberal arts college environment. This position involves a 3/3 load comprised of teaching introductory and advanced writing and literature courses and will contribute to a new minor in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing.  This is a one year appointment, with the possibility for renewal.


Washington College, home to a vibrant literary community, is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enrolls approximately 1,450 students, and is within easy driving distance to Washington D. C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.ed, and more about the English department, the creative writing minor, the Sophie Kerr Series and Prize, and the Rose O’Neill Literary House at


Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with names of references), and a 20-page writing sample through our online portal Consensus at Review of applications will begin February 23. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


About Anthony D'Aries

Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize and Foreword's Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, and have been finalists for Fourth Genre's Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and the Diana Wood's Memorial Creative Nonfiction Award. In 2011, Anthony was selected as Randolph College's Emerging Writer-in-Residence. He has served on the board of PEN/New England as a member of the Freedom-to-Write Committee, leading writing workshops in prisons, shelters, hospitals, and residential care facilities, and co-chairing the inaugural PEN Writing and Trauma Conference. Anthony received the 2014-15 Writers' Room of Boston's fellowship in nonfiction. In 2016, he was selected as the Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Fort Lyon writer in residence, where he taught writing workshops for homeless veterans. He currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.
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