Lecturer and Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program
- Binghamton University
- Location details
- Binghamton, NY
- Position type
- Lecturer/instructor, Administrator
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
- New York
The English Department at Binghamton University invites applications for a Lecturer of Creative Writing (three-year renewable contract) who will serve as Associate Director of the Creative Writing program. This position will involve a 2-1 teaching load in addition to administrative duties. This position is 50% teaching and 50% administrative responsibilities with an understanding that an average of 20 hours per week will be committed to the Associate Directorship. Management and coordination of Binghamton University Center for Writer’s vibrant Creative Writing program includes event planning and overseeing public readings, internal and external prize coordination, design of program posters and imaging, create and post weekly social media content, monitor public relations, organize and publish monthly newsletter, manage visiting author travel arrangements, order catering, write research reports, serve as liaison to undergraduate and graduate students, and manage the day-to-day activities of an active writing program, as well as help to envision and administer future programming and projects, under the supervision of the Director of Creative Writing.
We seek a creative writer whose main genre of practice is poetry with a preference for a secondary practice in non-fiction, or hybrid poetry and prose writing. We seek an accomplished educator and community organizer to help us lead a dynamic program into an exciting phase of development. An MFA or PhD is strongly preferred, but not required. In addition to a strong publication record and a strong ability to teach Binghamton University creative writing courses, the candidate should have extensive administrative experience. In helping to administer the Creative Writing program within the English department, the successful applicant will show evidence of calm and readiness to be present for all events, an ease in problem solving and team building, diplomacy and skill in handling program logistics, strength in multi-tasking, a positive outlook in ever-changing situations, and creativity in shaping an historically distinguished writing program.
All applicants must apply using the University’s Applicant Tracking system, Interview Exchange http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Note that visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three references (no letters needed at this time), and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Deadline for applications is October 27, 2023. The position will begin in January for the spring 2024 semester.
The Department of English seeks candidates who can contribute to Binghamton University’s academic mission as a public institution, especially through commitment to diversity of perspective, intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources and communities. Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college students to international students. These classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.
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