Jobs for Poets: December 5, 2018

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Dec 05 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].


  • The Academy of American Poets in New York City is seeking a full-time Digital Engagement and Content Director to define and refine digital, content, and social media strategies for the organization based on analytics, news, and trends, and a full-time Director of Development, Individual and Institutional Giving to deepen relationships with patrons, identify new grant opportunities, and solicit corporate sponsorship, among other responsibilities.
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  • The American Library Association in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Associate Editor to write and edit reviews and features about books for youth and contribute content to Booklist’s print and online products.
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  • Berea College in Kentucky is seeking a full-time Berea Bridge & Writing Program Administrator to oversee a four-week pre-matriculation program for sixty first-year students, coordinate all components of the program, and serve as the point of reference for any problems or issues concerning students and staff during the program.
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  • Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in reading, writing, creating, and performing poetry, with a focus in African-American and/or Latinx poetics, beginning in August 2019.
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  • Flatiron Books in New York City is seeking a Publicity Manager to plan and execute multi-city book tours and author appearances, pitch and secure top national and local media, and write press materials, among other responsibilities.
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  • Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach an average of twenty semester credit hours of creative writing courses per academic year and during the college's four-week January term beginning in August 2019.
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  • Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, is seeking a full-time Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language to teach three courses in the first year and four courses in the second year, with a primary focus in poetry and a secondary open focus, beginning in August 2019. 
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  • Hesston College in Kansas is seeking a full-time English Professor to teach all levels of composition and direct the writing fellows program on campus for a nine-month position beginning in August 2019.
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  • Miami-Dade College in Florida is seeking a full-time English and Communications Department Chairperson to supervise the development and/or revision of curricula, develop course schedules and faculty assignments, and teach at a three-credit course within their discipline per academic year, among other responsibilities.
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  • New York Public Library in New York City is seeking a Program and Curriculum Development Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of the library's youth literacy programs and education initiatives, maintain the office expense budget, and serve as point person for information and materials distribution. They are also seeking a full-time Curatorial Associate for the exhibition department to facilitate exhibition content development from initial research through narrative refinement, coordinate workflow, and manage the layout of objects and descriptive text in exhibitions to present a coherent narrative and promote understanding. 
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  • Odessa College in Texas is seeking a full-time English Professor to teach all courses assigned, including freshman composition, literature, writing, and other English courses, as well as assist the department with recruitment and advising.
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  • Poets & Writers in New York City is seeking a part-time Galen Williams Fellow to work with the editorial team and assist in the production of content for the organization's site, including daily news.
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  • Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing to teach first-year seminars, introductory literature courses, and upper-division writing courses.
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  • Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Writing to teach undergraduate first-year composition, creative writing, and writing courses for non-English majors, as well as serve as a student advisor and continue as an active scholar in their field. 
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  • Teachers & Writers in Brooklyn, New York, is seeking an Executive Director to be responsible for the supervision of educational programs, publications, operations, finance, and development. To apply, send cover letter, cv/résumé, and contact information of three professional references to [email protected].
  • The Guardian in New York City is seeking a full-time Assistant Books and Interviews Editor to source book extracts and fix author interviews for the U.S. edition of the publication's website for a six-month assignment.
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  • The University of California in Santa Barbara is seeking Lecturers to teach courses in writing at the introductory and advanced levels, as well as be involved in the program's governance, development, and innovation.
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  • University of Nevada Press in Reno is seeking a Director to oversee all administrative aspects of the operation, including budgeting, marketing, sales, editorial, acquisitions, fundraising, and strategic planning.
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  • The University of San Francisco in California is seeking a full-time Gerardo Marin Diversity Fellow for the 20192020 academic year to complete their dissertation, master's final thesis, or creative work, and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work while becoming familiar with the responsibilities of a university faculty member in exchange for compensation, support for relocation and research-related expenses, and additional support, including office space and computer and library privileges.
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  • The University of Wisconsin in Green Bay is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing to develop and teach upper-level undergraduate writing workshops and writing and literature courses, advise students, and produce sustained creative and scholarly work.
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  • Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as first-year writing courses and upper-division courses in American studies, creative writing, and English literature.
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