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MFA in Writing & Publishing Faculty

The MFA in Writing & Publishing Program is seeking to expand our pool of qualified part-time faculty to teach graduate-level writing courses on a semester-by-semester basis. This call is not for visiting traveling faculty for our three-week courses, but rather for semester-long courses that meet twice weekly in Montpelier. Interested faculty must be local to VCFA campus and available to come to campus twice a week to teach seminar/workshop hybrid courses.

The MFA in Writing & Publishing is a cross-genre, 2-year residential program on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier, VT. Our unique curriculum focuses both on the craft of writing and the art of publishing. With our professional development curriculum woven into our workshop/manuscript focus, we give writing students the tools to write book and to survive as writers in a constantly shifting literary landscape.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate MFA/MA level teaching experience, and at least 2 books published by reputable presses. Ability to teach in multiple genres a plus (please specify which in your query). Send letter of interest & CVs only to:

Miciah Bay Gault
Director, MFA Writing & Publishing
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Program Director, MFA in Writing

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applicants for the Director of the MFA in Writing Program. The Program Director is a managerial position reporting to the Academic Dean.

Responsibilities include: participating in college level leadership; guiding the continued development of the academic vision for the program in concert with the mission of the College; ensuring academic integrity and programming; overseeing day-to-day operations of the program; organizing of two annual campus residencies and two overseas residencies; managing the hiring, training, support and evaluation of faculty; supporting student-centered learning structures and providing oversight, support, and academic orientation to students; consulting with staff on marketing, recruitment, outreach, and admissions strategies and functions; supervising program staff.

Successful candidates will have substantial experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated skills in collaborative leadership; familiarity with complex organizational systems; a background working with adult learners; a demonstrated record of entrepreneurial, managerial and team-building skills; and exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty position, and does not include teaching duties. An MFA in Writing is desirable but not required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the College website to acquaint themselves with VCFA’s distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy.

Please see full job description here:
Program Director of the MFA in Writing.

Send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at Applications will be accepted until May 31st and interviews will commence in June.

Vermont College of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who would enhance the richness of our community. VCFA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Betsy Barnett

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