Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center
General Info: Furious Flower Poetry Center serves as a resource for the campus and local Harrisonburg community. The Center hosts visiting poets, sponsors poetry workshops for emerging poets, holds an annual poetry camp for children in the community and produces scholarly texts, videos and DVDs on African American poetry.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center executes the vision and initiatives of the Furious Flower Poetry Center; writes grants to support the mission of the Center and manages grants received; produces educational support materials, research and publications that further the goals and programs of the Furious Flower Poetry Center; assists the Executive Director in the coordination of conferences, workshops and seminars; manages the Center's budget and teaches courses in literature and/or creative writing as a part of the English Department.
Qualifications: Applicants for this full-time position are required to have a Ph.D. degree in English with a concentration in African American literature or a M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis on poetry. Some grant writing experience is preferable. This is a 12-month position.
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Special Instructions: 1) In addition to completing the online faculty profile a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a critical or creative writing sample (maximum of 12 pages) are required. These documents must be uploaded into the JobLink system in order to be considered an applicant for this position. Please upload the writing sample as "Other Document #1"
2) The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.
Contact: Human Resources
James Madison University
Online App. Form: https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59107&jtsrc=www.higher