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Program Director, MFA in Writing

Reports to: Academic Dean

The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean. The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair, who provides academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience, an entrepreneurial temperament, attention to detail, demonstrated budget management experience, and excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. 

Candidates are encouraged to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at [email protected].


Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing (residential program)

Reports to: Academic Dean

The Director has primary academic and administrative responsibility for the MFA in Writing & Publishing program. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching in the program; managing the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the program; maintaining a highly visible national and international profile for the program; overseeing student admission, enrollment, and retention efforts; directing faculty hiring, continuance, and termination processes; supervising the Associate Program Director.

Candidates are encouraged to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at [email protected].


Associate Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing (residential program)

Reports to: Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing

The MFA in Writing & Publishing Associate Director has responsibility for the day- to-day oversight and functions of the Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising program staff and program office; developing and managing program budgets; managing daily activities and program communications; coordinating with VCFA offices on program records, information and services.Candidates are encouraged to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at [email protected].


Assistant Director, MFA in Writing

Reports to: Program Director, MFA in Writing

The MFA in Writing Assistant Director has shared responsibility, with the Program Director, for the day-to-day routine functioning of the program and residency. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing general support for Program Director in daily activities and program correspondence; coordinating with VCFA offices to provide student and faculty records and information; coordinating with the Admissions Office and Program Director on Admissions duties; supporting Program Director with residency planning; overseeing, with Program Director, day- to-day residency events; and overseeing regular semester work of students and faculty. Additionally, this position supervises the work of the MFA in Writing Program Assistant.

Candidates are encouraged to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at [email protected].


Writing Faculty/Hunger Mountain Editor

Status: Full-time
Salary: $40,000/year, with excellent benefits

Vermont College of Fine Arts is seeking full-time faculty/Hunger Mountain editor for the MFA in Writing & Publishing program in Montpelier, VT.  The 3/3 teaching assignment will include one or more sections of a year-long Publishing & Fieldwork class, and other courses as needed. Other duties include thesis advising, the editorship of Hunger Mountain, VCFA’s literary journal which comes out annually in print, and oversight of other student publications and of student Fellows working on Hunger Mountain. This is a year-round position to begin in Summer 2018. While there is no teaching in the summer, there may be Hunger Mountain tasks and other administrative responsibilities. 

The MFA in Writing & Publishing program at VCFA is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. The ideal candidate has an MFA, PhD, or equivalent; a strong record of publication; a rich background in literary journal publishing; and excellent teaching credentials.

To apply, send CV and cover letter to [email protected].


Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity

VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias and exclusion. At VCFA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values, which are woven into the fabric of our culture. VCFA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and in perspectives; values people and the differences that they bring to the organization; and creates an environment in which all staff members feel respected personally and professionally, and have opportunities in which to thrive.

Just as the work done on campus benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives and experiences, VCFA recognizes inclusion and diversity as imperative for the success of its mission. As an equal opportunity employer, attracting, developing and retaining the best employees gives VCFA access to new ideas, promotes better decision making and creates a working environment that promotes mutual respect, cooperation, acceptance, and productivity among people from varying backgrounds.

Contact:

Betsy Barnett

HR & Accounts Payable Coordinator
[email protected]
802-828-8731


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