Assistant Professor of English: Poetry

George Washington University. Assistant Professor of English. For appointment beginning in the fall of 2022, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor of poetry. This individual will join a thriving all-undergraduate Creative Writing program situated in an English department with a strong group of literature specialists.

The successful candidate will design and teach courses in poetry, continue to publish at a high level, advise students and perform other departmental and university service, and may teach literature courses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MFA with a concentration in poetry or PhD in English or a closely related field by Date of Appointment
  • A record of publication that includes at least one, full-length book of poetry (published or forthcoming)
  • Experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level
  • Secondary expertise in one or more areas of creative writing or literature

Application Procedure: Applicants should complete an online application at [] and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with complete list of publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of up to 20 pages. The names of three references should be uploaded along with the materials. Reference letters will be requested at a later date. Only complete applications will be considered and review of all applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

George Washington University is committed to diversity among faculty and staff.  We encourage applications from underrepresented populations and encourage women and people of color to apply.

Employment offers are contingent pending the satisfactory outcome of a standard background check.

GW University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer thatdoes not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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