Cornell College
  • 21-Nov-2017 to 01-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Mount Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Part Time

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach a topics-based course in an area of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fabulist fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, or any other sub-genre). The visiting writer will teach one three-and-a-half-week term in the academic year 2018-19; exact term schedule will be negotiated. (Cornell College is a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, near the UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City; please see the college website for more information about its unique academic calendar under which faculty teach and students enroll in one course at a time in three-and-a-half-week -long terms:

During the teaching term, the visiting writer will also give one public reading at the Center for the Literary Arts. The stipend is $5,000, and on-campus housing can be provided. Past Distinguished Visiting Writers have included Angie Estes, Ross Gay, Sandra Beasley, and Michael Martone. Descriptions of previous Distinguished Visiting Writer courses can be found at

Please contact Professor Kirilka Stavreva at for additional information, including sample syllabi. To apply, submit as a single pdf a letter of application with a detailed course description and discussion of teaching experience, your CV, and a short relevant work sample through Cornell's online application system by December 22, 2017. Previous teaching experience and graduate degree required. The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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