The Department of English at Utah State University seeks applications for an academic-year, nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Poetry Writing. Preferred areas of interest include the poetry and poetics of diverse communities including, but not limited to, African American, Latinx, and/or Queer communities. Possible secondary expertise in hybrid, cross-genre, and/or multimedia work welcome. The applicant is required to have a terminal degree in the field, including either an MFA or a creative PhD in poetry writing, along with a strong publication record and an outstanding record of teaching. This is a research/creative endeavor-intensive position with a teaching load of two courses per semester (2/2). These courses will be based on the Logan campus, in Northern Utah’s scenic Cache Valley. The position begins in August 2023.
Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the creative writing program, and to candidates committed to antiracist principles in teaching and writing. Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The successful applicant will engage in creative activity and publish in their field(s) of expertise. They will teach creative writing and occasional literature courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including general education courses. They will also mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.
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USU actively pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially for historically marginalized groups and individuals, through education, research, creative activity, and collaboration. The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is committed to supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, creative work, and pedagogy on social justice issues within both historic and contemporary timeframes. The successful candidate will join a cohort of new faculty in the department, college, and university who are committed to fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activity, and increasing curricular and research coverage of areas that intersect with principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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