Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Poetry

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The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint in Fall 2021 a tenure-track assistant faculty member in Creative Writing (Poetry) whose work and teaching interests include race, ethnicity, and/or expressive culture. 

Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD), a substantial publication record including at least one full-length poetry collection published by a nationally regarded press, and excellence and innovation in teaching, as well as experience with and commitment to working with diverse students. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work and teaching explores Latinx, African American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Asian American expressive cultures. Teaching experience is required. The selected candidate will be expected to teach poetry workshops and craft or literature courses (2-2 load) at graduate and undergraduate levels of our curriculum (serving, at the graduate level, students in two prestigious MFA programs, the New Writers Project and the Michener Center for Writers), serve on undergraduate and MFA committees, publish actively, and offer service to the MFA programs, Department, College, and University.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that describes their work as a writer and a teacher, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and a 10-15 pp. of poetry through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/79499. Inquiries may be sent to Martin Kevorkian, Chair, Department of English, 204 W. 21st Street B5000, Austin, Texas 78712-1164. Additional materials, including a published book of poems, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation, may be requested during the applicant review process. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020, and continue until the position is filled, subject to budget availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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