Jobs for Poets: October 25, 2017

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Oct 25 2017
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.


  • Arizona State University seeks a full-time Coordinator of its Virginia G. Piper Center, to be responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating event activities for the Center’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.
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  • Austin Community College in Texas seeks English Faculty to instruct students in English in accordance with college policies and procedures.
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  • Bemidji State University in Minnesota seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of English to teach two courses per semester that would include, but are not limited to, composition, argument and exposition, writing in the disciplines, and tutoring writing.
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  • Boston University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer to teach a cross-curriculum course introducing students to writing for communication fields (journalism, PR, and new media) in the undergraduate writing program, beginning Jan 1, 2018.
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  • Centenary College of Louisiana seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English to take on an annual 3-3 teaching load, including workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, beginning August 2018.
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  • Colby College in Waterville, Maine, seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing to teach introductory creative writing workshops, poetry workshops, and one W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students.
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  • Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers seeks three English Composition Instructors to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels as applicable, be involved in course and/or curriculum development, conduct research/scholarship, and participate on or in college and university committees and/or initiatives.
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  • LaSalle University in Philadelphia seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of English with a specialization and doctorate in rhetoric and composition to teach a range of writing courses and serve as director of university writing.
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  • The MacDowell Colony seeks a full-time Executive Assistant at its New York City location. This person will provide administrative support to the Colony’s executive director, manage the New York office and budget, field incoming permissions and rights requests, and serve as staff coordinator for board of directors, executive, and select board committee meetings.
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  • McNally Jackson Books seeks a full-time Receiver for its new branch, opening soon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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  • New York University Shanghai seeks Emerging Writer Teaching Fellows in Creative Writing. The fellows will teach a 2:1 load in creative writing workshops and undertake research and writing for a current project in development, beginning in August 2018.
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  • Stanford University Press seeks a full-time Rights and Permissions Manager to be responsible for preparing all contracts for Stanford University Press books, overseeing contractual requirements and making decisions on permission issues, and licensing foreign rights.
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  • East Tennessee State University in Johnson City seeks a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in English literature or linguistics to take on a teaching load of 4/3 or equivalent in composition, literature surveys, and special topics.
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  • The University of Delaware seeks a Continuing Track Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in composition and rhetoric to teach first-year composition and sophomore-level English courses in Dover, with opportunities to teach in Georgetown, beginning in fall 2018.
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  • The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing & English, American, or Anglophone Literature to take on a 4/3 contractual teaching load including poetry-writing workshops, occasional advanced courses reflecting interests and specializations, and general-education writing and literature courses.
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  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks a tenured Associate or Full Professor of Creative Writing who will also serve as director of the Creative Writing Program within the College of Fine Arts, beginning Fall 2018.
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  • The University of Wisconsin in Superior seeks an Assistant Professor, Writing, to teach twelve credits per semester, including core writing courses, technical writing, and other upper-level writing courses.
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