Director of Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Program
The Caspersen School of Graduates Studies is seeking a director of our low-residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry Translation. The program is in its fourth year, has a nationally renowned faculty and graduates with a strong record of publication already. The director is responsible for the direction of the program: will teach two students per semester; lecture at the residencies and give a reading; work with admissions to recruit students; supervise program budget; provide orientation for new faculty and students; oversee faculty and students during the correspondence semesters; oversee course/faculty/student evaluations; identify guest writers/poets for readings; work with the deans office to set the schedule for the January. June residencies; organize the lectures/panels; oversee the senior panels; track students progress; work with the deans office to promote the program; assign faculty mentors for students and serve as a liaison with the larger university community.
Curriculum development is another important part of the job. For example, our program is distinguishing itself by offering a translation component. The Director is expected to explore options for opening additional such tracks in the program, in keeping with the strengths and resources of Drew and the program.
Job requirements: A MFA in Writing is required, preferably in poetry, as well as proven track record of successful academic administration, and a record of publication of poetry in both journals and volumes. To apply, please send vita and letter of application to Dr. William B. Rogers, Associate Dean, CSGS, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940, or email
<HR312-3(at)drew.edu> (replace (at) with @). Application deadline is April 20, 2012.
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