Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Poetry/Poetics

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We seek a poet who is able to teach creative writing workshops as well as literature courses on poetry and poetics. We are especially interested in applicants who can make connections with one or more of Tulane's interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle East and North African Studies, and/or who have strengths in Caribbean, Anglophone African, or other literatures of the global South.

This position involves teaching 2 courses per semester (creative writing workshops and/or literature and theory courses), publishing creative and possibly critical work, and assisting in the maintenance of the department's Creative Writing Program.

Creative Writing at Tulane

The Department of English is home to a vibrant Creative Writing Program with highly productive faculty and regular guest speakers. The department offers an introductory creative writing workshop as well as advanced, genre-specific creative writing workshops.


Candidates should have an MFA or PhD by the time of appointment; experience teaching creative writing at the post-secondary level; and significant publications or promise thereof.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration materials must be received by November 15, 2021. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, a C.V., and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. Candidates should be prepared to submit 3 letters of recommendation upon request. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio .

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Zachary Lazar (

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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