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Saint Mary's College of California

Assistant Professor of English/Poetry (Tenure Track) - 2013-2014

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 10/21/12 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Teaching responsibilities include a  Poetry Workshop and other poetry courses in the MFA Program, undergraduate courses in literature, composition, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program, and the January Term. Service as MFA Director on a rotating basis. Contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven courses per year.  Typical workload is six courses of teaching plus committee work and other service to the department, students, and college.

Experience and Qualifications:
M.F.A. or Ph.D.  Significant published poetry, including at least one book.  Strong teaching abilities, enthusiasm for teaching in a student-centered learning community. Desirable secondary specializations: World Literature in English, Popular Culture.

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Supplemental Information:
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

Please submit a CV and a letter of application.   The letter should summarize your career as a poet, state your teaching philosophy, and indicate your qualifications for teaching courses on writing poetry to MFA students and teaching courses in composition, literature, and the great books to undergraduates.  In addition, specifically address how you are prepared to support the mission of the College (see http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-saint-marys-college/ourmission).  

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically: http://www.stmarysca.edu/about/safety/02report.pdf; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.

In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

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