Jobs for Poets: September 20, 2017

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Sep 20 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.


  • Ashland University in Ohio seeks an Associate Director of the Writing Center who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the Accent on Writing initiative, which focuses on writing across the curriculum.
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  • Behind the Book in New York City seeks a full-time Director of Development to manage all aspects of fundraising for the organization, including contributing to and executing the organization’s strategic fundraising plan.
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  • Berea College in Kentucky seeks a tenure-track Professor in English with a concentration in American literature to teach a 3/3 load beginning in August 2018.
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  • Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, seeks a tenure-track Lecturer in English to teach four courses per semester in the General Education/BCC (Bradley Core) curriculum, advise undergraduate majors, and participate in department governance.
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  • The Brooklyn Public Library seeks a full-time Project Manager, NYC Culture Pass, to oversee the development, execution, and ongoing management for the NYC Culture Pass program, launching in early 2018.
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  • Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, seeks a tenure-track Academic Writing Support Coordinator/Faculty Member to teach courses in the first-year writing and speech course sequence, teach courses in writing within the English program, provide student writing support, train writing tutors, offer workshops for faculty colleagues on teaching writing, and engage in campus conversations about Writing Across the Curriculum.
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  • Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American Literature to begin July 1, 2018.
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  • East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Composition to direct the composition program, which includes supervising composition instructors, leading composition workshops, and running an assessment of student writing.
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  • Highland Center for the Arts, a cultural facility that opened in May 2017 in Greensboro, Vermont, seeks an inaugural Executive Director to be responsible for all of HCA’s operations, including its artistic planning and programming, educational activities, strategic planning, financial administration, and community outreach.
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  • Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English/Director of Writing to teach an annual five-course load with two courses reassigned for directing the college-wide writing program.
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  • The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City seeks a Program Associate to have primary responsibility for supporting the Council’s regranting programs, which support artists and arts organizations across Manhattan.
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  • Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, seeks a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center to teach three-credit cross-listed undergraduate and graduate consultant training course each year and direct the Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence.
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  • The Overlook Press, a Soho-based independent book publisher, seeks an Editorial Assistant/Assistant to the Publisher to help with correspondence, scheduling, booking travel, errands, liaising with all in-house departments, writing catalog and jacket copy, research, reading manuscripts, and general and administrative support.
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  • Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach either Asian-American literature and culture or U.S. Latina/o/x literature and culture.
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  • The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in 20th/21st-century American Literature and sub-specialty in Native American Literature to begin in August 2018.
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  • The University of North Carolina Press seeks a Customer Service Manager for its nonprofit affiliate, Longleaf Services, to provide order processing, customer service, collection management, warehousing, fulfillment, and publishing services for university presses.
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  • Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, seeks an Editor and Visiting Assistant Professor of English to serve as editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Shenandoah and teach two courses per semester plus, every other year, a seminar in the university’s four-week Spring Term. 
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  • Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in professional/technical writing to teach a 3-3 load of honors writing and upper-level writing courses and contribute to the new writing concentration in English, beginning in fall 2018.
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  • Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, seeks a tenured Professor of English and of African American Studies to teach and advise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including service contributions to Yale University’s Joint PhD Program in African American Studies and English.
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  • Young Chicago Authors seeks a Donor Relations Manager to be responsible for the research, cultivation, stewardship, and fiscal goals of all the organization’s fiscal giving.
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