Assistant Professor of English—Poetry

The Department of English at LSU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing beginning in August of 2021 with a specialization in poetry; expertise in a secondary genre or field desirable but not required. Teaching load is 2/2, consisting primarily of graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops with opportunities to teach lecture courses.  Direction of undergraduate and graduate theses expected. LSU's Creative Writing Program (BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration and an MFA) is home to two literary journals and Delta Mouth, a nationally recognized literary festival. Experience in literary journal editing and arts administration, an enthusiasm for community-building, and an interest to serve eventually in program administration roles are all highly desired. 

The English Department at LSU supports work in African American Literature and black studies, postcolonial literatures, Caribbean literatures, queer studies, southern studies, feminist studies, digital humanities, rhetoric, literacies, English Education, British and American literatures, and global Anglophone literature and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in these fields. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and mentorship of undergraduates and graduates from diverse backgrounds. The College provides support for research and faculty development. 

Requirements: At least one published collection of poetry or a poetry collection under contract and an MFA or PhD; an excellent record of teaching at the college level. 

Submit applications on the LSU Career Site. Application deadline is March 17, 2021 or until candidate is selected. Please attach a cover letter, current CV, and a 20-30 page writing sample. A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to the application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of the application. The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate's commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations, as well as plans for future inclusiveness in teaching. After submitting the application, please send a minimum of three letters of recommendation to Richard Landry at: .

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed 

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