Western Michigan University

Assistant or Associate Professor

Western Michigan University invites applications for a full-time academic year tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Poetry) to begin Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Major Responsibilities:  

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate workshops in poetry and topics courses in contemporary literature, such as Forms of Poetry and Contemporary Poetry
  • Guiding undergraduate students in job preparation and graduate school applications 
  • Mentoring graduate students in poetry at the M.F.A. and Ph.D. levels 
  • Directing theses and dissertations
  • Advising on graduate exams, and providing guidance for career and job preparation
  • Maintaining a record of successful publication
  • Helping to support the department, the college, and the university through committee work or other service


  • Terminal degree in Creative Writing (M.F.A. or Ph.D.; Ph.D. preferred; doctoral degree must be granted by August 2020)
  • At least one published book of poetry
  • Proven record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching (or evident promise for the latter) 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Contact Information

Dr. Margaret Dupuis, Chair
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Contact Phone: 
(269) 387-2571
Contact e-mail: