University of Pittsburgh, Vienna, New Hampshire and Iowa.
Assistant Professor, of English, Mt. Holyoke College 1967-1972, 1975-1978. Writer-in-residence, University of Iowa 75.
With Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 1976. Rockefeller Foundation grantee 1971-1972. National Endowment for Arts Fellow 1974-1975, Guggenheim Fellow 1976-1977.
Irving had a very religious upbringing which later played a role in some of his novels.