poetry position: Fairfield University
- Fairfield University in Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Poetry in the English Department, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing, poetry, first-year writing, editing and publishing, and other areas within the hire's specialization, plus help coordinate the undergraduate literary magazine. There may be additional opportunities to edit Dogwood, the University's national literary journal, and to teach in Fairfield University's low-residency MFA program. Additional information is available through the job posting at www.fairfield.edu
Required qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA; evidence of teaching excellence; and major poetry book award or two published books of poetry. Desirable qualifications include editorial experience with a magazine/journal and experience administering an undergraduate or graduate writing program. For initial consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Please send materials to Chair, Poetry Search Committee, Department of English, Fairfield University, DM 130, Fairfield, CT 06824. Materials must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2011.