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Adjunct, Creative Writing

San Rafael
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Adjunct, Creative Writing

Job Details
Job Location : Main Campus - SAN RAFAEL, CA
Position Type : Faculty - Adjunct
Salary Range : $2,031.00 - $2,697.00 Salary

Position Summary
Dominican is seeking an accomplished writer to mentor graduate students in our MFA Creative Writing Program. Our low residency program pairs students to work one-on-one with writing mentors through semester-long courses in creative writing. Mentors guide students in developing the craft and aesthetic vision of their creative writing.

  • Lead a six-unit writing mentorship that includes both reading and writing assignments tailored to student interest and genre.
  • Evaluate and grade student work and provide feedback to students
  • Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects and coursework
  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity

  • Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • A graduate degree in English, Creative Writing or a related field.
  • Experience teaching creative writing.
  • Two books of creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) published with national presses or equivalent professional accomplishments.
  • Must be able to travel to campus regularly or be a resident of California

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • One book published in the genre of the mentorship
  • Experience teaching adults or graduate students
  • Experience in publishing or editing literary works

  • Additional Position Information
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

  • Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    For More Information Contact:

    Judy Halebsky, Director, MFA Creative Writing

    Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901


    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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