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University of Minnesota Rochester

Faculty Position (Tenured or Tenure-Track) in Composition, Rhetoric, or Writing Studies (Open Rank)

Rochester
MN
posted 
10.22.19

The Center for Learning Innovation, an interdisciplinary department focused on health sciences, at the University of Minnesota Rochester, seeks applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenured or tenure track faculty position in Composition, Rhetoric, or writing studies to begin fall semester 2020. Applicants specializing in composition theory, pedagogy, or other teaching and learning research are particularly encouraged to apply.

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University of Arizona, Creative Writing Program

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction

Tucson
AZ
posted 
10.22.19

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction for the Spring 2020 semester. This is a one-semester visiting position, requiring that the candidate teach a graduate fiction workshop and an advanced undergraduate fiction workshop. Candidates may also be asked to serve on MFA thesis committees as needed.

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Gallaudet University

Assistant Professor of English

Washington
DC
posted 
10.22.19

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from diverse backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply to open positions. Department of English has one undergraduate program offering a BA in English and two minors, one in English and one in Writing.  

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University of Alabama

Chair, Department of English

Tuscaloosa
AL
posted 
10.21.19

The University of Alabama Department of English seeks an individual with an outstanding record of proven leadership, teaching, research, and service, to be hired at the rank of Full Professor with tenure for the 12 month position of Chair. The successful candidate must be internationally recognized within their field, have an active research program that includes external funding and can continue to advance the research goals and stature of the faculty at a tier-one research institution.

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Coastal Carolina University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with Primary Specialty in Poetry (Secondary Specialty: Creative Nonfiction)

Conway
SC
posted 
10.21.19

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English specializing in creative writing with a primary focus in poetry and a secondary specialty in creative nonfiction. The appointment will be effective August 2020. Candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 2020 and have college-level teaching experience.

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Radix Media

Marketing & Publicity Manager

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
10.21.19

Radix Media is looking for one person to become the Marketing & Publicity Manager for our publishing operations. This is an ownership track position, which means that after a year, you could potentially co-own a printing and publishing company. We are worker-owned and collectively managed, so there is no rigid hierarchy to bring you down. Women, people of color, and other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please read the whole ad below for a full overview of our business structure.

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University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing (Fiction)

St. Louis
MO
posted 
10.21.19

The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in creative writing (fiction), to begin in August 2020. The department seeks an active writer and dedicated teacher to teach courses in both our MFA program and our BA in English. We welcome applications from candidates with secondary expertise in such areas as creative non-fiction, screenwriting, translation, or new media. The ability to teach courses in literature, composition and rhetoric, or linguistics is welcomed, as well.

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Theatre Communications Group

Books Program Internship

New York
NY
posted 
10.16.19

Intern will provide editorial and administrative support for the Publications department, with particular focus on the TCG Books program. Responsibilities will include proofreading/formatting/editing of theatre-book manuscripts, updating books’ online descriptions, researching plays’ production histories and reviews, compiling metadata for new titles, and assisting with the preparation of TCG’s Books Catalog.

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Apollo Publishers

Publicist

New York
NY
posted 
10.15.19

Apollo Publishers is seeking a dynamic, media savvy, and motivated Publicist with prior publishing PR experience. 

Apollo Publishers is an exciting young publishing house specializing in adult trade nonfiction with a timely and topical bend. The role will allow hands-on experience as part of a small team, and the ability to play a central role in all stages of the promotion process. The Publicist will report directly to the publishers, and must be able to take the initiative and work efficiently in a small company environment.

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The Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh

Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor in African American Poetry

Pittsburgh
PA
posted 
10.14.19

The Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor in African American poetry to begin in the fall semester of 2020, pending budgetary approval.

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Binghamton University

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry

Binghamton
NY
posted 
10.10.19

The English Department at Binghamton University invites applications for a Poet at the advanced assistant or associate professor level. The candidate should have at least one published book of poetry and a significant number of journal publications. This position will entail teaching primarily poetry workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level, though the ability to also teach the study and craft of poetry is preferred. The candidate will administer the creative writing program within the English department and should have appropriate administrative experience.

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Kenyon College

Assistant Professor of English (Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism)

Gambier
OH
posted 
10.9.19

The English department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism, to begin July 1, 2020.

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Writers in the Schools

Development and Communications Manager

Houston
TX
posted 
10.7.19

Writers in the Schools (WITS) seeks to hire a Development & Communications Manager to play a key role on our Development team. This position requires a thoughtful, dedicated individual with strong writing and communication skills. WITS is seeking an experienced development professional who takes initiative, can manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, conduct research, plan events, think creatively, connect with volunteers, manage contracts, and work both independently and as part of a team.

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West Wing Writers

Associate

Washington
DC
posted 
10.7.19

Do you have an ear for rhythm, an eye for detail, a mind for research, and a stomach for revision? Do you love to read and love to write and love to write about what you read? Do you think your life would be better if you just had more deadlines to meet—ideally, several at once? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.

West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time associate. We have offices in DC, NY, and SF; the location for this position can be flexible.

As an associate, you can expect to be an integral part of the West Wing Writers team:

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West Wing Writers

Director

Washington
DC
posted 
10.7.19

Do you have an ear for rhythm, an eye for detail, a mind for research, and a stomach for revision? Do you love to read and love to write and love to write about what you read? Do you think your life would be better if you just had more deadlines to meet—ideally, several at once? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.

West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time director. We have offices in DC, NY, and SF; the location for this position can be flexible.

As a director, you can expect to be an integral part of the West Wing Writers team:

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California State University, Los Angeles

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Playwriting/Socially-Engaged Theatre

Los Angeles
CA
posted 
10.3.19

The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Theatre, with specialty in Playwriting/Socially Engaged Theatre. (Position starting date: August 2020.)

Minimum Qualifications:

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Project Director, City Verses

Newark
NJ
posted 
10.3.19

The team at NJPAC changes lives every day—through our world-class artistic performances, educational programs and public outreach efforts. Join us and become a part of the exciting cultural renaissance happening right now in Newark, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Project Coordinator, City Verses

Newark
NJ
posted 
10.3.19

The team at NJPAC changes lives every day—through our world-class artistic performances, educational programs and public outreach efforts. Join us and become a part of the exciting cultural renaissance happening right now in Newark, New Jersey.

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Colby College

Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Poetry

Waterville
ME
posted 
10.2.19

We invite applications for a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2020–2022 academic years. We seek a passionate teacher and poet to join a thriving English major with concentrations in creative writing for both majors and minors. The program sponsors an innovative curriculum, vibrant visiting writers series, well-funded writer-in-residence program, and, beginning in 2020, a new literary festival that celebrates the written word beyond the classroom.

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San Francisco State University

George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry

San Francisco
CA
posted 
10.2.19

The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. As one of the largest and most popular creative writing programs in the country, our B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs reflect our commitment to making student writers attentive readers of the literatures of the world and socially aware members of society.

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San Francisco State University

George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Creative Writing

San Francisco
CA
posted 
10.2.19

The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, beginning August 2020. As one of the largest and most popular creative writing programs in the country, our B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs reflect our commitment to making student writers attentive readers of the literatures of the world and socially aware members of society.

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Rutgers University-Newark

Assistant Professors

Newark
NJ
posted 
10.2.19

The English Department at Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Fiction Writing at the level of Assistant Professor. The positions will begin September 1, 2020. The successful candidates will have a strong track record of publishing literary fiction. Responsibilities will include, teaching creative writing workshops, leading classes in the craft of creative writing, mentoring graduate students in our nationally ranked MFA program, directing MFA theses, and teaching undergraduate courses in American or World Literature.

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Millersville University of PA

Assistant Professor of English: Ecostudies

Millersville
PA
posted 
10.2.19

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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University of Central Oklahoma

Assistant Professor in English, Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Edmond
OK
posted 
10.1.19

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a primary specialization in Composition and Rhetoric with an intersectional approach to one or more of the following areas: feminist rhetorics and pedagogies, women of color feminisms, critical race theory feminisms, transnational/postcolonial feminism to begin effective August 2020. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and community are required.

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Northwestern University

Open Rank Teaching-Track Position in Poetry

Evanston
IL
posted 
10.1.19

We are looking for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction in poetry, prosody, and poetic form starting fall 2020. The successful candidate will be a published poet and exceptional pedagogue who will teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and in the newly established Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program.

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