job: poetry position, BGSU
- English Department and Creative Writing Program of Bowling Green State University seek strong applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Poetry Writing and Literature. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops and literature courses, work with students on BFA and MFA theses, and advise BFA and MFA majors. He/she will be expected to engage in creative/scholarly writing and publishing, to serve on program and department committees, to serve as program director on a rotating basis with the other program faculty, and to participate actively in the life and governance of the program including its efforts to recruit, advise, and retain students. Qualifications: PhD in English or MFA in Creative Writing by start date of employment; Specialization in poetry writing; Strong record of publication of poetry, including at least one book of poetry; Strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the teaching of literature. Desirable attributes: secondary specialization in creative nonfiction; experience editing a national literary journal; and interest in form/theory of poetry.
Salary: Competitive. The starting date of employment is August 2011. See our website, www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/index.html for a fuller description of position.
Submit application materials to: Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Complete application files should include: 1) letter outlining qualifications relevant to this position; 2) a CV which includes a brief description of courses taught; 3) at least three current original letters of reference; 4) transcripts; 5) writing samples. Application Deadline: Postmarked by 11/15/10. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Postal Address: Dr. Kristine L. Blair
Bowling Green State University
1001 E. Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43403