The English Department at Smith College seeks a poet with a distinguished record of publication and commitment to teaching to fill a 2-3 year term as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2012. Previous recipients include Elizabeth Alexander, Henri Cole, Eleanor Wilner, and Nikky Finney. We welcome applications from all locations on the aesthetic spectrum, from highly formal verse to language poetry.
One writing workshop (course limited to 12 students) to be offered each semester. This half-time position offers an annual salary of $50,000 and a housing allowance; college-owned housing may be available. Poetry is flourishing at Smith; our Poetry Center sponsors an extremely successful reading series and provides a congenial meeting place for students and faculty interested in poetry. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Professor Cornelia Pearsall, Chair of the Search Committee, <cpearsal(at)smith.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending email)
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with a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2012. Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Postal Address: Serena Harris
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063
Online App. Form: http://jobs.smith.edu
Email Address: <sharris(at)smith.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)