Writer in Residence - Workshop in Nonfiction - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California 94556

United States


Detailed Job Description

Saint Mary's College of California

Writer in Residence - Workshop in Nonfiction

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/31/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Lecturer

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for part-time Writer in Residence – Workshop in Nonfiction for the College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing during the Spring 2015 or Spring 2016 semester.


Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Workshop/Tutorial in nonfiction and serves the Saint Mary’s College literary community,  giving one public reading, participating in the MFA Program’s afternoon conversation series and meeting regularly with students.  Candidates should also be comfortable in a small classroom teaching environment that is student-centered with an interactive learning style. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is  informed, animated and expressed by its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, MFA or PhD highly desirable, along with significant published nonfiction, at least one published book of nonfiction; demonstrated prior teaching experience, enthusiasm for teaching in a student-centered learning community,  along with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education.  The MFA Program is committed to a multicultural curriculum, along with a highly collaborative and culturally diverse faculty, student and campus environment.

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://apptrkr.com/413343

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. 

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically:http://www.stmarysca.edu/about/safety/02report.pdf; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.

In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.


Keyword Phrases

  • english
  • lecturer
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 4 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/31/2013