Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Poetry

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St Bonaventure NY

St. Bonaventure University’s picturesque campus is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains known as the Enchanted Mountain region. The University is committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders in an environment shaped by Franciscan values. Visit us at http://www.sbu.edu

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Poetry Tenure Track Position

St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with responsibilities to begin with the fall 2019 semester.

The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing, primarily in poetry, but also in fiction, and will also teach additional courses in first-year writing and advanced composition or literature, depending on qualifications and departmental needs. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s Professional and Creative Writing major, our traditional English major, and the University’s General Education Curriculum, and will also contribute more generally to the life of the Department and of our majors. We seek an active writer-scholar with a significant and promising publishing record and a commitment to undergraduate learning.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in Creative Writing, English, or a closely allied area in hand by August 2019; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing; successful publication of creative work; interest in teaching core courses in first-year composition and/or literature.

Teaching load is a 4/4.


About the University

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study.

At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service.

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.

 

How to apply

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2019. Telephone interviews will be scheduled thereafter. To apply, a letter of application, C.V., 10-15 pages of recent writing, and three letters of recommendation should be addressed to Megan Walsh, Chair of the Department of English, and sent via email to Sharon Godfrey at sgodfrey@sbu.edu

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study. At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service.