Columbia University School of the Arts

Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing

The Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts seeks to fill a tenure-track position in poetry beginning Fall 2019. The position will be filled at the level of assistant or associate professor, commensurate with experience. The Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with significant publication history, a commitment to service, and a potential for leadership. The position’s teaching load includes primarily graduate as well as some undergraduate writing workshops and seminars.

Field of Specialization: Poetry

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for the tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in poetry must have published at least one book with a nationally-recognized press. They must also demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to their professional and artistic fields as well as to their areas of pedagogy. A strong commitment to the teaching of writers must be in evidence. Significant teaching experience of both graduate and undergraduate students is preferred.

The School of the Arts is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Instructions to Applicant: All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site you are required to upload three materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) and the names and full contact information of three references (letters of references will be requested at a later stage in the search process). 

Please reach out to Sarah Congress ( if you have any questions about the RAPS application process.

Review of applications will begin January 7th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 7th, 2019, will receive full consideration by the search committee. 

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts. 

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

EEO statement: Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer–Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Contact Information

Sarah Congress
School of the Arts
305 Dodge Hall, MC 1803
2960 Broadway
Columbia University School of the Arts
New York
Contact Phone: 
(212) 854-9847
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