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Part-time Lecturer(s) in Creative Writing Fiction and Journalism (non-tenure track)

Tufts University


The English Department at Tufts University invites applications for part-time lecturer(s) in fiction writing at the introductory level and journalism at the introductory and intermediate levels. We welcome applications from candidates qualified to teach either or both creative writing genres. Expected teaching load is one course in each genre per semester, starting in Spring 2023.

Qualifications for position: Significant publication record and teaching experience at the college level required. For fiction writing, MFA or Ph.D. required; for journalism, relevant MA, MFA, or PhD preferred, though BA with substantial journalistic writing and teaching experience will be considered.

Submitted materials should include: a letter of application that includes a statement about how the candidate will contribute in their teaching to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; a current CV; a writing sample (no more than 15 pages); a sample syllabus; and three letters of recommendation uploaded directly by recommenders to Interfolio. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at

Tufts University has a commitment to become an anti-racist institution, and the Department of English shares this commitment. For additional information, applicants may contact Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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