Jobs for Poets: May 9, 2018

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May 09 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].


  • Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to teach a variety of courses both in support of the general education core and in the college’s Bachelor of Arts degree program in English beginning in August 2018.
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  • The Brooklyn Historical Society is seeking a full-time Press and Programs Associate to be responsible for maintaining and increasing the institution’s external visibility by creatively driving placements of stories and listings in media outlets across platforms (print, online, radio, TV) and spearheading cross promotions.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is seeking part-time Instructors in First-Year Writing and Professional Communication.
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  • Dillard University in New Orleans is seeking a part-time English Instructor to teach up to nine hours of the following courses: English Composition, English Literature, Shakespeare, Poetry, Argument and Research, Major Authors, Creative Writing, Screenwriting.
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  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Hayward, Wisconsin, is seeking English Faculty to teach fifteen load units per academic year.
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  • Milkweed Books in Minneapolis is seeking a part-time Bookseller to staff the bookstore ten to fifteen hours a week, with the possibility of extra hours during larger events and the holiday season.
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  • The Millions is seeking a part-time Web Editor to do a final copy-edit and proofread on articles, write headlines (if needed) and select art and pull-quotes, format the piece and insert links as needed within WordPress, input bios for contributors, and assist with popular features.
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  • The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City seeks a full-time Communications and Marketing Director to develop and implement outreach strategies to further the Morgan’s organizational goals.
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  • Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking an Associate Professor/Associate Chair of Writing Studies to provide leadership, coordination, and vision for all aspects of the English Department’s Writing Program and teach a 2/3 load.
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  • Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking full-time Faculty, English (Composition), to teach traditional and/or non-traditional college-level students, at on-campus and/or off-campus sites on weekdays and/or weeknights and Saturdays.
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  • Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is seeking two full-time English Lecturers to hold 5-5 teaching loads, consisting primarily of first-year composition in traditional and corequisite/ developmental courses beginning in August 2018.
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  • The State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland is seeking two full-time, tenure-track Instructors to teach in the Composition Program, a required two-course first-year writing sequence grounded in rhetoric and emphasizing inquiry, analysis, and argument.
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  • Symphony Space in New York City is seeking a full-time Development Assistant to work closely with all members of the staff to coordinate and implement a variety of fundraising activities.
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  • The University of Arizona seeks a part-time Education Program Coordinator to be responsible for carrying out the Poetry Center’s seven K-12 education efforts.
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  • The University of South Carolina Press in Columbia is seeking a full-time Acquisitions Director to oversee the acquisitions program of the University Press and build seasonal lists that reflect editorial and financial priorities.
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  • The University of Southern Indiana in Evansville is seeking a one-year, full-time Instructor in English to teach composition and English courses.
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  • Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier is seeking a Program Director of the MFA in Writing Program, a Director of the MFA in Writing & Publishing Program, and an Associate Director of the MFA in Writing & Publishing Program.
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  • Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, is seeking full-time English Composition Faculty.
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  • WORD bookstore in Brooklyn and Jersey City is seeking full-time Floor Managers to be responsible for daily staff management, bookseller training and best practices, inventory and section management, and working with staff to plan effective merchandising and displays and execute programs and handle event inventory.
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