Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing





Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2024.

The successful candidate will serve as the Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will design and teach one writing workshop course and give two public readings or talks. We are looking for candidates with a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability. Salary is $60,000. Recent Mary Routt Chairs include Jean Chen Ho (current), Ariana Reines, Joan Naviyuk Kane, R.O. Kwon, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Manguso, and Andrew Sean Greer; for more information on the Mary Routt Chair position, visit here.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at by the application deadline of April 1, 2023: a letter of application; a CV, including a list of previously taught writing workshop courses; the names and addresses of three references; and a writing sample. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Aaron Matz, Chair, Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing Search Committee, at

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In keeping with its ongoing commitment to build and support a diverse and equitable academic community, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Preference will be given to applicants committed to improving higher education for underrepresented students.