Jobs for Poets: October 10, 2018

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Oct 10 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].


  • Abrams Books in New York City is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to provide overall administrative support to the department and learn about book production.
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  • Apples and Snakes in London, England, is seeking a full-time Head of Communications and Development to lead the organization's marketing and implement an ambitious fundraising strategy that fosters brand development, audience growth, and major donor development; and five Emerging Artists to be a part of SPINE Festival 2019.
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  • Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level beginning in August 2019.
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  • BookPeople in Austin, Texas, is seeking a Creative Director of their Camp Half-Blood day camp program to craft a storyline for each session of camp that pays homage to the Percy Jackson universe, hire actors to bring the stories to life, work with camp director to schedule activities, and support the book fair and educational outreach.
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  • Bowling Green State University in Ohio is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in English to teach graduate courses in rhetoric and writing, as well as supervise doctoral students and teach undergraduate courses that support a writing minor, among other responsibilities. 
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  • California State University, Los Angeles, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Writing Studies to teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate courses in writing studies and design new courses in their area of expertise beginning in August 2019.
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  • Celadon Books in New York City is seeking a full-time Senior Marketing Manager to help shape the publisher's marketing and promotion strategy by developing and implementing online and offline marketing campaigns, create marketing content for distribution, and work directly with authors, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Community-Word Project in New York City is seeking a full-time Data Manager/Development Assistant to play a vital role in fundraising and communications, including maintenance of donor database, gift and donation processing, prospect research, and management of special events, among other responsibilities. 
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  • East Tennessee State University in Johnson City is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Storytelling to contribute to the communication and storytelling studies master's program by training students in the art and craft of storytelling, beginning in August 2019.
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  • Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Faculty Member in English, with a focus on cultural and digital rhetorics and an emphasis in Latinx/Chicanx rhetorics, to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses beginning in August 2020. 
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  • Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Faculty Member in Creative Writing to teach twenty-one credit hours per academic year in undergraduate courses on poetry or prose writing beginning in August 2019.
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  • National Guild for Community Arts in New York City is seeking a full-time Information Resources Manager to manage and leverage its information resources by building knowledge, developing advocacy and communications tools, and using resources and events to increase engagement and visibility; and a full-time Director of Leadership Development and Learning to ensure the organization's training and leadership development activities align with their mission and strategic priorities. 
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  • Penguin Press in New York City is seeking a full-time Publicist to secure national and regional media for both paperback and hardcover titles, plan and execute author tours, and communicate and build partnerships with authors and agents, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Scholastic in New York City is seeking a full-time Brand Marketing Manager to brainstorm, create, and implement year-long marketing campaigns across all channels, as well as interface with the in-house sales, editorial, and creative departments, and balance a yearly marketing budget.
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  • Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach courses in first- and second-year composition and lower-division literature, philosophy, or creative writing classes beginning in January 2019.
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  • St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English to teach courses in fiction or poetry writing and in composition beginning January 2019.
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  • Tennessee State University in Nashville is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Department Head of the Language, Literature, and Philosophy Department to teach each academic semester, while also remaining active as a scholar, as well as perform administrative and management duties for the department. 
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  • The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach composition, literature, surveys, and all levels of creative writing, as well as perform editorial responsibilities at Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and Pleiades Press.
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  • The University of Delaware in Newark is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English to carry on a two-two teaching load with graduate and undergraduate courses on literature relating to environmental humanities with the expectation of collaborating with interdisciplinary institutions and departments beginning in August 2019.
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  • The University of Indianapolis in Indiana is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English for a nine-month appointment to teach twenty-four credit hours per year of courses in the department at various levels, including literary studies, creative writing, and professional writing beginning in August 2019.
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  • The University of Mary Washington in Federicksburg, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor, with a specialization in fiction writing and a preferred additional expertise in poetry writing, for a nine-month teaching appointment to teach a twelve-credit course load that includes undergraduate writing workshops and capstone seminars, beginning in August 2019.
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  • The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Native American Literature to teach the normal course load in their department, including required and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, to begin in August 2019.
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