Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry, English, College of Liberal Arts [R0133765]

 

ROLE of the POSITION

The Department of English at UNLV seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry, to join the faculty of its established MFA and PhD program. Candidates with expertise in literary translation and/or literary publishing are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2023. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, serving on committees, and departmental service. The successful candidate will advise graduate students on thesis and dissertation manuscripts, international travel, and translation projects.

 

PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT

Creative Writing at UNLV is closely affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. BMI brings writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life through live experiences, fellowships, innovative media, and literary activism. BMI hosts two fellowship programs, notably City of Asylum, which provides safe haven to writers who have been persecuted for their literary work. These fellows, along with Shearing fellows, join a thriving and diverse community of writers in residence at BMI.

 

UNLV is the most racially and ethnically diverse campus in the United States. Candidates who demonstrate proven engagement with diversity and inclusion, and experience with Latinx, African American, Asian American and/or Native American studies are strongly encouraged to apply. As we are an international program, a commitment to world literature is desired. We are especially interested in poets with innovative approaches to poetry and poetics, and new perspectives on the genre. Our creative writing program houses the literary journals Interim and Witness and participates actively with Las Vegas and its literary community.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and will demonstrate a significant publication record with at least one book of poetry from a reputable press. Applicants must have earned an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the time of appointment, which is July 1, 2023.  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level with a strong record of publication and a clear plan for future projects beyond the first book.

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

 

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

 

PERKS

 

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 15, 2022.

 

Materials should be addressed to Andrew Nicholson, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

 

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PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

 

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

 

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

 

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

 

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both. 

 

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SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

 


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