Jobs for Poets: October 11, 2017

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Oct 11 2017
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.


  • The Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland, seeks an Executive Director who is an experienced self-starter with a background in the arts and who is committed to making Allegany County “a community alive with the arts.”
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  • The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in New York City seeks an Associate Manager, Affiliate Partner and Program Services, to be responsible for follow-through on all aspects of affiliate support and delivery of services to include recruitment and retention efforts.
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  • Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C., seeks a Local Arts Advancement Programs Manager to help strengthen the capacity of local arts and community leaders who are committed to building healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities through the arts.
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  • Appalachian State University in North Carolina invites applications for a full-time position as quarter-time Managing Editor of Cold Mountain Review, quarter-time Business Manager for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, and half-time as a Lecturer in English (with a 2/2 course load) in rhetoric and composition and/or general education literature.
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  • Augsburg University in Minneapolis seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach six courses per academic year in composition, beginning August 2018.
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  • Barnard College in New York City seeks an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies to assume the directorship of the program for an initial three-year term on a rotating basis, teach two courses per semester, and engage in service to the college, university, and the profession beginning in July 2018.
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  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema, seeks a full-time Copywriter to articulate persuasive, clear, and compelling copy to a variety of audiences in support of BAM’s renowned programs and distinctive institutional identity.
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  • Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon, and Soft Skull Press in New York City seek a full-time Publishing Assistant and Office Manager to be involved in every aspect of the business side of publishing, including bookkeeping, sales reporting, rights, growth, and general office administration.
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  • Hayden’s Ferry Review at Arizona State University seeks a full-time Senior Editor to set and manage an editorial schedule and assignments to ensure the publication of timely, relevant, and engaging materials consistent with established objectives.
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  • Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire seeks a Writer in Residence as part of the George Bennett Fellowship, established to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer.
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  • The Poetry Project in New York City seeks an Executive Director to foster the development of the artistic and strategic vision of the Poetry Project, oversee its administration and the implementation of its programs, act as the Poetry Project’s primary ambassador, and be responsible for its overall fiscal health.
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  • Princeton University Library in New Jersey seeks a Poetry Cataloging Specalist, Rare Books, to create new records and enhance older ones in the field of poetry, chiefly in English.
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  • Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach three courses per semester, including introductory and advanced courses in English literature and courses in general education and core curriculum programs, which cover writing and the history of ideas.
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  • Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English/Director of First-Year Writing to teach six to seven undergraduate courses of first-year writing over a thirty-six-week period, assess first-year writing courses, provide pedagogy support for composition faculty, write and distribute annual reports detailing first-year writing assessment, and more.
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  • Tennessee State University in Nashville seeks a full-time Assistant Professor in Language, Literature and Philosophy to teach general education courses with the possibility of upper-division or graduate courses; a full-time Associate Professor with a specialization in technical writing/communication, professional or business writing, and/or linguistics; a full-time Assistant Professor in Language, Literature and Philosophy with specialization and/or experience in ESL/ELL education or secondary teacher education; and a full-time Learning Support Staff-Reading/Writing to provide academic support in the Reading Center.
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  • Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville seeks an Assistant Professor of English, Professional, and Technical Communication to be responsible for a 4/4 teaching load including undergraduate and graduate professional and technical communication courses, as well as general education courses, with reductions for research possible.
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  • Tiffin University in Ohio seeks a full-time Professor of English and Technical Writing to take a twelve-hour teaching load per semester in first-year composition courses and technical and business writing beginning in August 2018; and a full-time Chair of Undergraduate Humanities and Professor in English and Technical Writing beginning in August 2018.
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  • The University of Arkansas Press in Fayetteville seeks a Project Editor to oversee copyediting, page proofing, file preparation, and record-keeping and do so according to a managed budget.
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  • The University of Central Florida seeks an Instructor or Lecturer in Creative Writing to be responsible for a 4/4 teaching load in poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction beginning in August 2018.
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  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Native American/Indigenous Literatures to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in and beyond the area of specialization.
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  • Utah Valley University in Orem seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Western American Literature and Culture specializing in Native American and/or folklore studies to teach up to four courses per semester, including first-year composition, beginning in August 2018.
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  • Wichita State University in Kansas seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of English to teach three courses per semester in British literature of the eighteenth century, survey courses in English literature, genre courses in poetry and/or prose, and composition as needs arise.
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  • Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, seeks a tenure-line Assistant Professor of English to teach three courses in regular semesters and one during a shortened January term in medieval and early modern British literature.
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