Moore College of Art and Design seeks a full-time faculty member for a three-year renewable appointment Fall 2018 with specialization in creative Writing and the Humanities. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement with Moore Federation of Teachers. The candidate will serve as Director of Writing with an interest in writing across the curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students. A member of the Department of Liberal Arts, the faculty member teaches, coordinates the First-Year Writing Program, and leads students in the Creative Writing minor. Sample courses to be taught by the faculty member are First Year writing courses, creative writing, fiction, hybrid genres, poetry, and upper level Humanities courses relating to writing. The faculty appointee also works closely with the Margaret Minik Writers Studio to support a culture of engagement in writing across the College.

The responsibilities of this position include a full-time teaching load of 21 credits per academic year. Ongoing professional, creative, and/or scholarly and college service are required.

Moore seeks applicants who will help to create and advance a dynamic culture of writing, communication, and representation that accelerates and amplifies artists’ and designers’ creative voices. Moore engages students in a lively environment of writing, reading, and literary study that explores diverse forms, content, and global perspectives. The college seeks applicants with a strong commitment and background in the pedagogy of writing at the undergraduate level. Candidates should have a substantive background in areas of writing that can include expository, creative, and critical writing, as well as composition, rhetoric, and/or related fields.

Moore seeks applicants with a commitment to different writing practices and innovative writing and communication pedagogy, as well as interest and experience working with art and design students for whom writing often becomes central to their work and practice. Through a curriculum and experiences that includes academic, creative, experimental, professional, and personal writing, the College seeks a faculty member to provide vision and leadership of writing and curriculum. Candidates are encouraged to confirm their background in working effectively and collaboratively with faculty, students, and professional staff.

MFA or PhD in Writing, English, or a related field. A record of active writing and publication, a deep commitment to teaching and pedagogy, and service to the college and expanded communities is desired and expected. Moore seeks applicants with an active engagement with diversity through courses and curriculum and active engagement with people and communities from different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds in a vibrant and dynamic educational environment.

Moore College of Art and Design was founded in 1848 in Philadelphia to support and empower women to be leaders in art, design, and industry. In the 21st century, Moore embraces a student body and faculty that is pluralistic, diverse, and inclusive. In addition to a deep commitment to art and design education, Moore students are educated to develop strong proficiencies in close reading and writing, multi-modal and multi-literacy, as well as other forms of writing that are central to or supportive of their creative work.

Moore continues its historical mission to educate and empower women and its increasingly diverse community of motivated and committed students. In addition to ten BFA majors at the undergraduate, the College has graduate programs including a MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and a MA in Socially-Engaged Art and MFA in Socially-Engaged Studio Art.

The Galleries at Moore provide a forum for exploring contemporary art and ideas, enriching the artistic and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. This is accomplished through diverse innovative exhibitions, free education programs and events for all ages that not only highlight the College as a place to meet, learn, challenge and create but also support Moore’s mission of educating students in careers in art and design; and publications offering insights into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers.


  • Letter of interest and background
  • C.V.
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Writing samples
  • Information on current work and research
  • Teaching and pedagogical philosophy
  • Names and contact for references (3)

Submit (email) application materials to:

Caitlin Grogan
Executive Assistant of the Academic Dean
Moore College of Art & Design