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The English Department of Williams College seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Poetry), beginning in fall 2013. Appointments are normally at the beginning assistant professor level. Requirements include at least one book with a nationally recognized press, as well as evidence of excellence in teaching. Candidates should have MFA or PhD, or a completed thesis, in field by the time of appointment. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Boston, Jan. 3-6. Teaching responsibilities include a 2-2 workload with a Winter Study term every other January. Normally, two of a year’s regular-semester courses will be poetry writing workshops, the others literature courses, introductory or advanced, of the candidate’s design. Qualified candidates should apply by Nov. 5 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample (8-10 pages of poetry), three or more letters of recommendation, and full descriptions (including syllabi if possible) of at least two literature courses the candidate would like to teach (courses need not have been already taught to be proposed).
Applications should be sent through the following website: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/14764. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Please visit the Williams college website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.