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Faculty - English (Visiting Professor)

Carlow University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
English and Literature

Faculty - English (Visiting Professor)

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic university in a culturally rich section of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, it is one of the 17 member institutions of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.

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The Department of Art, Communication, and English at Carlow University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position within its English and Creative Writing programs. Responsibilities will be equally divided between teaching undergraduate English and Creative Writing courses (12 credits/year) and serving as an Assistant to the Director of the MFA in the Creative Writing Program (12 credits/year). Other responsibilities include service to the undergraduate English, Creative Writing, and MFA programs, which will include planning and execution of the MFA program’s January residency. 


  • Earned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, English, or related field 
  • Minimum one year of full-time teaching experience, or equivalent experience, in an institution of higher learning 
  • Preferred area of specialization Fiction and/or Creative Non-Fiction with ability to teach other creative writing genres 
  • Appropriate scholarship including publications, readings, presentations, and/or panels 
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills 

The ideal candidate will be committed to envisioning the future of liberal arts education in a rapidly changing environment; have experience working with diverse populations; have a demonstrated ability to engage students in issues of race and equity; and be able to articulate how they will contribute to Carlow University’s Catholic, Mercy mission and values through their teaching, scholarship, and service. 

Carlow University is Devoted to....

  • A culture of integrity, dignity and respect for all
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Ethical forward-thinking leadership
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life & disability benefits package
  • Tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Complimentary use of Carlow’s fitness center and amenities

Successful candidates must be committed to envisioning the future of liberal arts and professional education in a rapidly changing environment; have experience working with diverse populations; actively support Carlow’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and community; and be able to articulate how they will contribute to Carlow University’s Catholic, Mercy mission and values through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Please submit letter of introduction that addresses both teaching and administrative experience, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Statements of teaching philosophy can be emailed to Only completed packets will be considered. Review will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. 

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic University situated in a culturally rich and diverse urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow is an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow University aims to provide transformational educational opportunities rooted in social justice for a diverse community of learners, and to empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

EEOC policy

One of the core values of Carlow University is Sacredness of Creation. We revere each person and all creation and the diversity they embody. The University, as an educational institution and an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. We respect our diversity as we are called in both the University’s mission and core values. Our commitment to inclusivity, respect and acceptance informs every aspect of the University community.

Accordingly, Carlow University prohibits and will not discriminate or harass on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, age, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, marital status, familial status, ancestry and expression, veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all programs and activities, with respect to both admissions and employment. 

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