Professor in English


Professor in English



The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks two poets for full-time, tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with university policy. Qualified applicants will hold an MFA or Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing (Poetry), and should be writers with excellent records of publication and demonstrated experience or interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Significant national or international publications in literary journals and/or anthologies, and a minimum of one full-length poetry collection published or under contract is required.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year and participate fully in all activities of the Program in Creative Writing, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components. Other responsibilities include advising graduate students, continuing research and publication, and participating in department service.

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HOW TO APPLY: For assured consideration, apply for the positions at (PVL 243073) by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Address application information to Professor Porter Shreve: You will be required to upload the following five documents: 1) Application letter; 2) Up-to-date CV; 3) Names and contact information (email, address, phone) for three recommenders; 4) Writing sample consisting of up to 20 pages of poetry, with each poem beginning on a new page; 5) Statement of diversity.

Applicants who are invited for interviews will be asked for further materials at that time, including a copy of the applicant's book (published or under contract), a teaching statement, sample syllabi, letters of recommendation, and (if applicable) teaching evaluations from the past three years.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.





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