English Department, Baruch College, CUNY

Assistant Professor - Creative Writing/Poetry (English)

Baruch College, CUNY

English, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010

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Assistant Professor - Creative Writing/Poetry (English)
The Baruch College English department invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing­ / Poetry at the assistant professor rank. We are searching for a poet/scholar who is qualified to teach both writing and reading poetry, with a demonstrated knowledge of poetic forms and the history of poetry. Experience in other genres is welcome. Our goal is to hire someone who can support the department's commitment to fostering creative expression and a passion for literature among the undergraduate student body both in and outside the classroom. Teaching opportunities will include courses in creative writing and literature as well as sections of Great Works of Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First Year Writing.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.


Job applicants must have a PhD in creative writing and/or Literature by the fall 2018 and will ideally have a strong publication record, including published poetry.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


STEP ONE - Click on the link below and go to "Apply Now"

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a representative sample of your poetry, a critical or scholarly essay (minimum 10 pags.), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by December 22, 2017.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.


A complete application must be submitted by December 22, 2017.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.     

Contact Information

Timothy Aubry, Search Chair
Box B7-240
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue
New York
Contact Phone: 
(646) 312-3980