Jobs for Poets: November 7, 2018

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Nov 07 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].


  • Barnard College in New York City is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the first-year writing program for a three-year, non-renewable term to teach the skills of academic writing and critical inquiry to students.
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  • Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time Visiting Lecturer in English to teach four courses per semester in expository writing.
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  • Center Books in Brooklyn, New York, is seeking a full-time Bookstore Manager to oversee all procedures of the bookstore, including staff hiring, training, scheduling, and day-to-day operations.
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  • Cleveland State University in Ohio is seeking a full-time Assistant College Lecturer to teach four courses per semester in composition beginning in August 2019.
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  • Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee is seeking a full-time Post-Master's Fellow/Visiting Instructor to teach freshman composition, perform committee work and tutoring, and serve on departmental committees.
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  • College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia, is seeking a full-time Lecturer of English to teach English composition and developmental English for fifteen credit hours per semester, with teaching opportunities in the summer, for a ten-month appointment beginning in January 2019.
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  • CUNY Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English to teach composition, literature, and developmental reading and writing, and share responsibility for committee and department assignments. 
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  • Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English, specializing in African-American and/or Latinx poetics, to teach courses in reading, writing, creating, and performing poetry, including performance, slam, and spoken word, starting in August 2019. 
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  • Duke University Press in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time Project Editor to manage twenty to twenty-five trade and scholarly books per year, ensuring editorial quality and maintaining production timelines.
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  • Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry to teach graduate-level poetry workshops, undergraduate creative writing and literature courses, and undergraduate liberal arts seminars, as well as serve as faculty poetry editor of the university's arts and letters journal.
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  • Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan is seeking a full-time English Instructor to teach interdisciplinary humanities courses to high school students; a full-time Creative Writing Administrative Assistant to assist the division director with clerical and technical needs, including assisting with the literary journal, budgeting, and training new faculty; and a Director of Creative Writing to lead the writing program, teach a partial load, manage the departmental budget, and oversee the writing curriculum, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English to teach, research, produce creative work, and complete any departmental responsibilities. 
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  • North Dakota State University in Fargo is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach courses in American literature, participate in supporting the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, and perform departmental duties as needed.
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  • Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking a part-time Bookstore Manager to be responsible for the daily retail operations of the bookstore, as well as assist with community engagement, content marketing, and special events.
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  • Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of English to teach three courses per semester, direct masters theses, and perform continuing research and scholarship in their area of expertise.
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  • Stanford University in Stanford, California, is seeking a full-time Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric to develop and teach intensive first- and second-year undergraduate writing courses, as well as work in the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking supporting program committees.
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  • Syracuse University Press in New York is seeking full-time Acquisitions Editor to take full ownership of projects from inception through peer review, board approval, contracting, and production.
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  • Poets & Writers in New York City is seeking a part-time Online Editorial Fellow to work twenty hours per week for ten months, providing support and insight to their team, such as contributing to the content writing and development and participating in social networking strategies, among other responsibilities. 
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  • The University of California in Santa Barbara is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach lower- and upper-division courses in the writing program, including introductory writing courses, and be a part of the program's governance, development, and innovation.
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  • The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director with expertise in composition, rhetoric, and writing to play a key role in student success initiatives as well as serve as the director of the writing center.
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  • Utah Valley University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Faculty Member of English to teach first-year composition, rhetoric, and other advanced writing courses beginning in August 2019.
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  • Workman Publishing in New York City is seeking a full-time Promotions Coordinator to support the sales and marketing team by developing promotional materials, including sales brochures and displays, for a variety of adult and children's titles. 
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