Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry
University of Massachusetts Boston
Tenure-track position in poetry-writing, beginning September 1, 2012, at a lively, diverse urban university in a department with over 480 undergraduate majors, over 100 master's students in literature, composition and creative writing, and an MFA program in creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching poetry and craft workshops, literature classes, and the pedagogy of creative writing, as well the future directorship of the MFA program. Secondary areas of expertise are of interest to us and should be described. We seek candidates with at least one published volume of poetry and one under review, with experience in and strong commitment to teaching creative writing, literature, and the pedagogy of creative writing, with enthusiasm for working with talented undergraduate and graduate writers of all ages and backgrounds, and a willingness to become the future director of the MFA program. The course load is 2+2. Candidates must have Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand by no later than August 2012.
Applications must be received by November 30, 2011. A cover letter and CV must be submitted online.
Three letters of reference and sample poems of no more than 20 pages should be emailed to <Lisa.Greggo(at)umb.edu> (replace (at) with @) or mailed to: Ms. Lisa Greggo, English Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer.