Finding a Teaching Job
Teaching positions in colleges and universities are scarce. While it is true that the M.F.A. degree is a good credential for entry-level teaching positions in writing programs, the Workshop cannot find jobs for its graduates. The program is primarily a community of writers who want to write while receiving academic credentials.
Students seeking teaching positions should register with the University's Educational Placement Office early in the last year of study. The candidate must ask at least three teachers to write letters of recommendation to be placed in his or her file at the placement office. The placement office then sends the candidate notices of teaching positions available, and if he or she is interested, the student may write directly to the colleges or universities involved.
The Writers' Workshop office maintains a directory of all creative writing programs in the United States and Canada and posts job notices as they are received.