Baruch College - Assistant Professor - English (Creative Writing- Poetry)

Baruch College - Assistant Professor - English (Creative Writing- Poetry)


“At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone’s responsibility”


The English Department at Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York located in the vibrant Flatiron neighborhood of mid-town Manhattan, invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing—Poetry at the assistant professor rank. Job applicants must have a PhD and/or MFA in creative writing or a related subject by fall 2024 and will ideally have a strong publication record, including published poetry. We are searching for a poet who is qualified to teach both writing and reading poetry, with a demonstrated knowledge of poetic forms and the history of poetry and an understanding of different literary traditions and the diversity of poetry writing in English. Experience writing and teaching in other genres, including literary criticism and interpretation, is welcome. Our goal is to hire someone who can support the department’s commitment to fostering creative expression and a passion for literature among the undergraduate student body both in and outside the classroom. Teaching opportunities will include courses in literature and creative writing as well as sections of Great Works of Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First-Year Writing. There will also be opportunities to create new courses in creative writing and to collaborate with other departments on interdisciplinary initiatives.


Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary Range: $79,188-$93,134; commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



MFA and/or PhD in creative writing or a related field


How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A representative sample of the candidate’s creative work, 10-20 pages long.
  • A representative sample of literary criticism or interpretation, 10-20 pages long.
  • A 1-2 page diversity statement: the statement should detail experience and/or commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first generation of their family to attend college.


Candidates who are selected to be interviewed will be asked to provide the following additional materials:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A 1–2 page teaching philosophy STEP


Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYFirst under Job Opening ID # 27628. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYFirst via the following direct link to the posting

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Closing Date:

January 10, 2024.


EEO Statement:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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