Jobs for Poets: January 24, 2018

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Jan 24 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.


  • A Blade of Grass in Brooklyn, the first arts nonprofit solely dedicated to nurturing socially engaged art, is seeking a Director of Programs to strategically direct an increasingly high-profile ABOG Fellowship program and its attendant content and public programming.
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  • Art Omi in Ghent, New York, seeks a full-time Development Director to lead the art center’s fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
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  • Bakersfield College in California seeks one or more English Instructors to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways.
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  • Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is seeking Faculty for its Language and Thinking Program, “an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular focus on writing.”
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  • The Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, seeks a full-time Program Manager to support the executive and deputy directors by stewarding all aspects of the institute’s public programs, including residential fellowships and student engagement.
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  • Boston University is seeking a full-time Program Administrator for its Favorite Poem Project.
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  • Boydell & Brewer Inc., in Rochester, New York, seeks a part-time Editorial Assistant for its University of Rochester Press and Camden House imprints.
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  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Middlebury, Vermont, seeks a part-time Assistant Director to support and assist the director during the ten-day annual August conference and work alongside permanent administrative staff to train and support temporary work-scholars.
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  • The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia, is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English/Composition and Rhetoric to teach 12 credit hours of first-year composition courses, Learning Support/co-requisite English courses, and upper-level composition and rhetoric courses in both fall and spring semesters.
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  • The College of Staten Island in New York seeks an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Composition and Rhetoric to direct the College of Staten Island’s Writing Program, effective August 2018.
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  • Delta College in University Center, Michigan, is seeking full-time English Faculty.
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  • Harper’s Magazine in New York City seeks two full-time Assistant Editors, one of whom will serve as the copy-editor for the magazine, and the other of whom will join the magazine as a fact-checker.
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  • Northwestern University Press in Evanston, Illinois, seeks an Acquisitions Coordinator to support and assist the work of the acquisitions department throughout the manuscript consideration process from initial inquiry through transmittal.
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  • Princeton University in New Jersey seeks part-time Lecturers of English to teach precepts (sections) in their lecture sources.
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  • Riverstone Books in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time Store Manager with responsibilities in personnel supervision and marketing and shared accountability for book buying, inventory management, and event management.
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  • San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, seeks a full-time English Instructor to provide 15 credit hours of instruction per semester with a primary teaching load in writing courses.
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  • Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, seeks a Director of its Poetry Center to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Poetry Center, including designing and implementing a diverse series of poetry readings for a wide and varied audience.
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  • The State University of New York in Geneseo seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a focus on Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature to begin in August 2018.
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  • Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, seeks a full-time Lecturer to teach first-year composition and, possibly, technical writing or sophomore-level literature.
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  • The University of Maryland University College in Largo seeks a full-time Program Chair to head the English program.
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  • The University of New Mexico Press seeks a full-time Public Information Rep to join the sales and marketing team.
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  • W.W. Norton & Company in New York City is seeking a College Permissions Assistant to support the department with clearing the necessary permission for copyrighted textual, illustrative, and audiovisual materials.
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  • Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track Instructor of English. The main area of emphasis for this position is poetry, teaching coursework in both creative writing and introductory- and survey-level literature.
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