Assistant Professor - Poetry

The University of Cincinnati Department of English seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Poetry, full-time, tenure-track, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to have an MFA or Ph.D. (Ph.D. by time of start date preferred), at least one full-length book of poetry from a nationally-recognized press (two preferred), plus significant additional literary publications and/or awards, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Additional publications or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a plus: African-American studies, Asian-American studies, creative nonfiction, digital humanities, Latino studies, Native American studies, playwriting, screenwriting, or translation.

Responsibilities include a 2-2 teaching load of both undergraduate and graduate classes in the creative writing track, advising of graduate students (including participation on exam and dissertation committees), continued excellence in writing and publication, and service to the department, university, and profession.  

The University of Cincinnati has offered the Ph.D. in Creative Writing since 1978, and we also offer a B.A., minor, and certificate in Creative Writing at the undergraduate level. We are part of a large and robust Department of English, and we sponsor an annual Visiting Writers Series, the Cincinnati Review, and an undergraduate literary journal, among other projects and collaborations. The University of Cincinnati is home to the George Elliston Poetry Room, which houses a large collection of poetry and poetry-related books, papers, art and archival material. We have a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and we are interested in candidates with a proven commitment to equity and inclusivity in higher education, and for whom community is a core value. The University of Cincinnati is a Research 1 institution.

Application review will begin on November 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply online with cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a one-page statement of the applicant's experiences with or contributions to diversity and inclusion, and a 10-12 page poetry sample to, Position #40073. Address letter to Leah Stewart, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and others who can contribute to a diverse academic community.

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