Jobs for Poets: December 19, 2018

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Dec 19 2018
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now. If you’re an employer and want to submit a job for consideration in Jobs for Poets, email [email protected].


  • Alcorn State University in Mississippi is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach a four-four course load, advise students, and produce scholarship in line with rank, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Arizona State University in Tempe is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach four classes per semester in the leadership and interdisciplinary studies program, as well as develop and refine the curriculum and participate in the intellectual life of the university.
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  • Busboys and Poets Books in Washington, D.C., is seeking a full-time Book Buyer to manage publisher frontlist orders, event orders, and new acquisitions for all locations, as well as oversee restocking and returns, among other responsibilities.
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  • Celadon, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers based in New York City, is seeking a full-time Publicist to manage all aspects of multi-city author tours and interact with authors, media, editors, and agents, as well as create persuasive press materials, among other duties.
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  • East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Multiethnic American Literatures to teach graduate- and undergraduate-level distant education and face-to-face courses and pursue an ongoing research agenda in their area of specialization beginning in August 2019.
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  • Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is seeking a full-time Instructor of English to teach a four-four course load with assignments in freshman composition.
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  • James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition to teach a four-four course load in critical reading and writing for a renewable ten-month appointment.
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  • Minot State University in North Dakota is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor in English to teach a four-four course load in composition and rhetoric and advise students, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Page Street Publishing in Salem, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Intern to assist the department by reading submissions, writing activity guides, researching comparative titles, and attending editorial meetings, among other administrative responsibilities. 
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  • Paradigm Talent Agency in New York City is seeking a full-time Agent Assistant to help support an agent in the book publishing department by maintaining call logs and taking detailed messages/notes, ordering manuscript samples to be sent to publishers, setting and confirming meetings, and maintaining office filing as needed. 
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  • Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time Faculty Member in English to teach a four-four course load primarily in first-year seminars, advise students, and serve the department as needed.
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  • Shelf Awareness in Seattle, Washington, is seeking a full-time Advertising Sales and Marketing Assistant to help with the sales team, deliver marketing campaigns, and perform other administrative tasks related to the publication of the online newsletter. 
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  • Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy to teach three courses in composition and a lower-division creative writing or literature class, as well as assume responsibilities as a tenure-track faculty member.
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  • Stony Brook University in New York is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach a three-two course load, as well as direct theses and advise undergraduate- and graduate-level students on two campuses beginning in September 2019.
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  • University of Alaska Anchorage in Soldotna is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of English to provide service to the Kenai Peninsula College and teach 100- and 200-level English composition and related communication courses.
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  • The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is seeking a full-time Associate or Full Professor and Endowed Brown Chair in English Literacy to help improve literacy throughout the state and beyond by forging partnership across an array of literacy professionals, as well as teach two courses per year, serve on dissertation and thesis committees, and maintain an active research and publishing agenda.
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  • The University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia is seeking a full-time Editing and Production Coordinator to be responsible for managing all stages of work involved in the editing, design, production, and manufacturing of Penn Press journals, as well as monitor schedules and budgets and supervise freelancers and vendors, among other responsibilities.
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  • Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, is seeking a full-time Chair of the English Department/Assistant Professor to administer the BA in English program, recruit students and faculty, plan course and faculty schedules, and teach undergraduate English courses.
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  • Writers House in New York City is seeking a full-time Manager in the Global Licensing Department to manage partnerships and licenses between the agency and co-agents and publishers abroad, and attend two international book fairs per year representing the literary agency, among other responsibilities. 
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  • Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, is seeking a full-time Teaching Professor of English to teach Composition, Rhetoric, Literature & the Moral Imagination, first-year seminar, and other core-level writing and literature courses, as well as provide active service to the department, beginning in the fall of 2019.
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