Jobs for Poets: August 29, 2018

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Aug 29 2018
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now. If you’re an employer and want to submit a job for consideration in Jobs for Poets, email [email protected].


  • American Historical Review in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking a full-time Reviews Editor to manage all aspects of the book and other review sections for the journal's issues, as well as copy-edit the reviews, work with the editorial assistants, and proofread for final typesetting, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City is seeking four Margins Fellows to receive a grant, mentorship with an established writer, residency time, publication opportunities, and more.
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  • Bookshop Santa Cruz in Calilfornia is seeking a full-time Head Children's Buyer to buy all new children's books, manage a team of children's booksellers, provide strategic direction for the section and work with families and educators to meet their needs.
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  • Books of Wonder in New York City is seeking a full-time Website and Fulfillment Administrator to handle the maintenance of their online efforts, including website management, social media, order fulfillment, and related customer service.
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  • Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing Studies/Director of First-Year Writing to serve as both scholar and professor, focusing on literacy studies, pedagogy and communication, feminist rhetorics, and/or writing program administration. This individual will also serve as leader of the first-year writing program and train graduate teaching assistants, as well as set the curriculum and policies for writing courses, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Indiana University in Bloomington is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin language, literature, and culture beginning in fall 2019.
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  • Lincoln Center in New York City is seeking a full-time Teen Programs Coordinator to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Center's engagement with teen education, coordinate program schedules, and assist with data systems, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Michigan State University Press in Lansing is seeking a full-time Project Editor to increase their title output and prepare their manuscripts for publication, managing text production and focusing on overseeing freelance copyediting and revisions for the manuscripts, among other responsibilities. 
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  • The National Book Foundation in New York City is seeking a temporary, part-time Reading Guide Content Writer to research and generate copy as well as create a print and digital engagement guide for the James Baldwin Initiative, a nationwide educational and public program centered on the works of Baldwin.
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  • Peter Lang Publishing in New York City is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to provide core support to the editor and ensure the day-to-day administration of the publishing program is managed efficiently by managing the editorial processes, liaising with authors and series editors, and preparing final manuscripts, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Penguin Random House in New York City is seeking an Associate Managing Editor to assist in overseeing the production process for young readers' books from manuscript to bound book.
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  • Rice University in Houston, Texas, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Literatures and Cultures to research and teach courses at the undergraduate level on the critical perspectives that come from the experiences of groups historically underrepresented, beginning in fall 2019.
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  • Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Poetics to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level for fall 2019.
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  • San Diego State University in California is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black Literary/Cultural Studies to perform research on various diasporic materials and teach courses at the undergraduate level and literary seminars at the graduate level.
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  • ScholarMatch in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, is seeking a full-time Development Director to be responsible for the organization's fundraising by working closely with the development team and leading the organization's fundraising vision and grant writing, as well as individual fundraising.
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  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Writing Faculty Member with a focus in poetry to teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment beginning in August of 2019.
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  • Seattle University in Washington is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with a focus in poetry and new media poetics, to begin in September 2019.
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  • The Laundromat Project in New York City is seeking a full-time Development Manager to play a major role in the organization's development initiatives, including special events and helping to increase contributed revenue.
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  • The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to assist with copyediting, trafficking, and production of printed and electronic materials, among other responsibilities. 
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  • The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Poetry Writing Professor to teach two courses per term, workshops and courses on contemporary literature, at the graduate and undergraduate level beginning August 25, 2019.
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