Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry
- UC Davis
- Location details
- Davis, CA
- "Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay,
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant, Professor, Associate
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor of Creating Writing, Poetry
Academic Year 2024-2025
Open date: October 6, 2023
Next review date: Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 11:59pm (Pacific Time
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor faculty position in Creative Writing - Poetry. We seek a writer whose teaching, creative work, and service will strengthen and support our existing offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels and whose work speaks to or engages with one or more communities of color. A PhD or MFA (completed or near completion) is preferred; minimum of an MA plus appropriate experience is required. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Creative Writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels and literature at the undergraduate level. In addition, an interest in and aptitude for administration is needed since the appointee will eventually serve as Director of the program. At least one book of poetry from a high-quality press is required.
Applicants should submit a 2-page cover letter, CV, PDF of a published or in-press book of poetry, and statement of contributions to diversity through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06029. Applications must be received by November 2, 2023, for fullest consideration. Letters of reference and additional writing samples may be requested at a later stage.
"Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $91,000 – $142,000 inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.
The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity. We actively seek faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation status, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.
Cover Letter - Include discussion of creative activity and teaching interests not already evident in your CV.
Curriculum vitae - Your most recently updated CV.
Writing Sample – PDF of a published or in-press book of poetry.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
A PhD or MFA (completed or near completion) is preferred; minimum of an MA plus appropriate experience is required.
Teaching experience is required, as is interest in and aptitude for administration. At least one book of poetry from a high-quality press is required. Candidate's work should speak to or engage with one or more communities of color.
Reference Check Information:
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.
English Department: https://english.ucdavis.edu/