poetry position: SUNY Oswego
- The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Poetry.
Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.
Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience.
Date of Appointment: August 26, 2013
Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced poetry writing in a vibrant, multi-genre creative writing program with 120 majors. Additional responsibilities include continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity; providing departmental and University service; and advising majors.
Required Qualifications: MFA in creative writing; significant publication history in poetry; evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with new media; expertise in a secondary genre; teaching experience that promotes global perspectives and awareness at the undergraduate level. Candidates will demonstrate a deep commitment to mentoring students and have an entrepreneurial attitude that will help grow the program.
To Apply: Submit letter of application; full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience; 10 pages of published poetry; three current (dated within one year) letters of reference; and a copy of the transcript of highest degree earned electronically to
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.
For additional information, contact Donna Steiner at <donna.steiner(at)oswego.edu> (replace (at) with @)
Description of Department: The Department English and Creative Writing brings together creative writers and literary scholars to offer students a variety of programs in Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Composition. The Department of English and Creative Writing is also home to an expanding program in Cinema and Screen Studies. The successful candidate will join a core faculty in a program that is committed to having a diverse student population among its approximately 220 majors and minors.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research is evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office.
Contact: Donna Steiner, Search Chair
English & Creative Writing Department
State University of New York at Oswego
Online App. Form: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=35041