MFA in Creative Writing Affiliated Faculty

Goddard College is seeking affiliated (adjunct) faculty members to work with graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program offered in both online and onsite modalities. 

For the MFA in Creative Writing online modality we are seeking :

A Poet with a strong publishing history including a minimum of two collections from a major house; a demonstrated record of excellence teaching at the graduate level and/or lecturing as a public figure; and a history of creative and critical publications in literary journals and magazines.

A Novelist/Graphic Novelist specializing in writing for New Media, including Comics, Virtual Reality, Exclusive Audio, and/or Games

For the MFA in Creative Writing onsite modality in Plainfield, Vermont we are seeking:

A Poet with a minimum of three collections published by a major house; a demonstrated record of excellence teaching at the graduate level and/or lecturing as a public intellectual; an interest or specialization in Eco-Poetics/environmental prose and a history of creative and critical publications in literary journals and magazines.

A Multi-Lingual Fiction/Non-fiction Writer with a specialization in Translation, and the ability to teach Classical, Modernist and Post-modern Literature in addition to Creative Writing and Translation studies; a minimum publishing history of two works of Fiction/Non-fiction with a major house, and three works of classical literature as a translator (five preferred).

A Fiction/Non-fiction writer with at least two works published by a major house, whose literary focus is on the Global South; has a history of teaching excellence at the graduate level. 


MFA in Creative Writing degree.

At least two books published with a major house or reputable small press; prominent non-academic publications in literary journals, newspapers and magazines; experience teaching creative writing with diverse graduate populations; a record of teaching excellence; a commitment to innovative pedagogical approaches involving new technology; a demonstrable commitment to progressive education and socially engaged praxis.

The successful candidate will be expected to attend an eight-day residency twice a year in Vermont, (in January and July) where they will teach courses, give lectures, and lead workshops across genres. They will also mentor students one-on-one over the course of the semester, supervise thesis projects, and perform various administrative duties, should the need arise.

BIPOC/LGBTQ writers, and writers from the Global South encouraged to apply.

Candidates must send a CV and cover letter which includes a diversity statement and a statement of
teaching philosophy to:

Goddard College was founded on the principles of anti-fascism and the idea that self-directed education helps build civic, democratic societies. Goddard was the first college to offer a low residency model of study, and the first to offer life experience credit to women barred from higher education because of sexist discrimination. Goddard’s MFA program is renowned as the most rigorous and radical in the US. Our faculty work one-on-one with students to develop individualized study plans and create challenging and supportive structures for writers to learn their craft, and to navigate the world of professional publishing. 

Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, national origin, disability, age, and genetic information is illegal and prohibited at Goddard College. The Goddard College Community is committed to structural change and taking action to end systemic racism and injustice. Throughout its long progressive history, the school has advocated for and implemented policies, programs, and practices that promote racial and social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. We continue to examine issues of equity and social justice on our campus today and continue to implement new progressive policies and practices. 

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