Assistant Professor in Poetry
The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina (http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/)
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in poetry. We seek a talented poet with a significant publication record who will be an active participant in our MFA program. Requirements include an MFA in hand, at least one book (published or under contract), and the demonstrated ability to teach poetry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester and assist in the operation of the MFA program, including serving on thesis committees.
To apply, send cv, letter of interest, poetry sample, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation (which may be sent separately either electronically through a certified dossier service or in hard copy) to:
William E. Rivers, Chair
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 1, 2011.
The University of South Carolina is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution of "very high research activity;" it supports over 27,000 students with 350 degree programs and a nationally-ranked library system. Located in the state capital, Columbia (conveniently close to both the mountains and the coast), the university is often considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in an urban setting. With a population of over 650,000 in the greater metropolitan area, Columbia is a dynamic city in the midst of major renewal projects, many driven by joint ventures between the community and the university.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.