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Below are some resources for MFA students and alumni who plan to teach writing at universities or community colleges.


The Career Services at Lindenwood University offers information and resources for students & alumni:

Services for Students & Alumni

Career Events

Contact info for personalized appointments

From Purdue's OWL:

Information & Links for Writing Cover Letters -- Tips & Sample Cover Letter

Info & Links for CVs & Resumes

Other resources:

Five Things Freshman Composition Students Need to Learn by Beth Mead

Packet from the Teaching College Writing Colloquium -- includes sample assignment sheets for academic essays, etc.

Adjuncts Unite -- a resource site created by LU MFA alum Sarah Jones that includes Composition Teaching Resources

For current MFA students: 

The online class Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA, offered every quarter, is designed to help students prepare to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level, with weekly notes for current/future teachers including sample assignments and class exercises.

A note regarding Distinguished Alumni instructors in our program: A limited number of our outstanding MFA alumni who have gained substantial university teaching experience after graduation and have published their creative writing work have been recruited by the program director to serve as instructors for specialized courses in our MFA program. We are currently at our allowed number of alumni instructors for the program. It is important that we do not exceed the current number of alumni instructors in order for our faculty to provide a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to the students in our program. We encourage our graduating students who are interested in teaching to begin by applying for composition/literature positions at other universities, focusing on building their teaching experience along with publishing their creative writing work, before pursuing creative writing instructor positions later in their teaching careers. 

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