Jobs for Poets: September 12, 2018

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Sep 12 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 part-time Membership & Administrative Assistant to work closely with the executive director and the development, membership & communications manager, who oversees and coordinates daily tasks for this position, to support the organization's membership program and fundraising efforts; and a full-time Development Coordinator to maintain and grow the base of patrons supporting the organization to meet fundraising goals.
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  • The Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City is seeking a part-time Youth & Community Programs Coordinator to help conceptualize and execute workshops in local high schools and Asian American senior centers.
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  • Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) to teach first- and second-year composition seminars and introductory creative writing courses, as well as longform nonfiction courses beginning in August 2019.
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  • Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time McGee Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing to teach two introductory courses, serve on two English honor committees, and work with closely with students and faculty for a non-renewable, one-semester professorship.
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  • Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking a Diversity Fellow in English, specialized in African-American poetics, to teach courses in reading and writing poetry, including performance, slam, and spoken word, as well as to receive career mentorship and development opportunities within a small cohort of early-career faculty from historically underrepresented groups.
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  • Ecco Press in New York City is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Publicity to work with the publicity director on the strategic vision and direction of all publicity efforts related to books published by the imprint.
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  • Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Publishing Studies to develop and teach a three- or two-course load on histories and theories of publishing and editing, teach additional courses in the English department, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
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  • Jack Jones Literary Arts in New York City, and Los Angeles, California, is seeking a full-time Senior Publicist to create and implement publicity efforts spanning the entire campaign process for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles, and a full-time Special Programs Coordinator to organize and plan the annual Jack Jones Literary Arts retreat and other events, as well as handle budget management, grant writing, networking, and support of staff and the director.
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  • Louisiana State University and The Southern Review in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is seeking a full-time Marketing and Sales Manager to establish the strategic direction and vision for all marketing and sales aspects of the press and journal's publishing program.
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  • Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American and/or Latinx Literature to teach nine credits per semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including general education surveys and composition classes, as well as serve on departmental and university committees, advise students, and provide career mentoring.
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  • Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with a focus on poetry, to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate student thesis projects, and participate in the life of the MFA program, among other responsibilities.
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  • Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Professor of Composition/Rhetoric or English to teach a 4-4 course load in the writing department, including composition and rhetoric, and writing or literature courses, among other related areas.
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  • Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing to contribute to undergraduate teaching, curriculum development, and an active engagement in creative and scholarly research.
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  • St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature to teach courses in core literature, composition, and upper-division and master's-level courses, with an interest in digital pedagogies and project-based learning.
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  • Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach four courses per year, mentor and advise students, and edit their literary magazine, Salamander.
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  • Texas Review Press in Huntsville, Texas, is seeking a full-time Director to perform advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the press, as well coordinate with the MFA program director, faculty, and editor on program goals, curriculum, and offerings embracing literary arts and the region.
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  • The New School in New York City is seeking a full-time Director of First-Year Writing to provide leadership in defining, coordinating, and assessing first-year writing, as well as work with faculty in leading discussions and workshops on crafting syllabi to meet program objectives, outcomes, and mission.
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  • The Unversity of Arizona's Poetry Center in Tucson, Arizona, is seeking a full-time Senior Library Assistant to staff the library's front desk and support the daily operations of the library.
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  • The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to support the manuscript-editing department in preparing book manuscripts for editing and typesetting, handling various proof stages, and performing other editorial tasks as assigned.
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  • Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing with a specialty in the rhetoric of science; an Assistant Teaching Professor of Writing to take a 3/3 course load, primarily in the first-year writing seminars; and a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing whose literary practice, thorugh traditional and/or experimental forms, engages African American, Latinx, and/or Native American contexts.
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  • Yale University Press in New Haven, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time Publicist to plan and execute entire publicity strategies for select titles and manage author and publishing-partner relationships with editors, producers, and critics across several media outlets.
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