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Brown University invites applications for an Associate Professor or Professor specializing in Poetry, position to begin 1 July 2011. Candidates should have a strong national and international reputation as a poet, a substantial publication record, and extensive teaching experience; additional expertise in other areas such as translation or poetics. An ideal candidate will also have leadership potential and be interested in helping to develop and administer the future of the Literary Arts Program. We are looking for a strong and committed teacher who has made and will continue to make important contributions to contemporary poetry. Course load is 2/2. Duties including teaching poetry workshops and literature courses, directing graduate and undergraduate theses, and advising graduate and undergraduate students in poetry and related topics. Candidates should send letter of application, writing sample, C.V. and names of at least five referees to C.D. Wright, Search Committee Chair, Literary Arts, Brown University, Box 1923, Providence RI 02912. Applications received by December 1, 2010 will be given full consideration. Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Postal Address: CD Wright / Literary Arts / Brown University / Box 1923 / Providence, RI 02912 / Phone: 401-863-3260

The George Washington University. 2011–2012 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Washington (Fiction). For appointment beginning in the fall of 2011, we seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. The successful candidate will teach a small fiction workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University. This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, & the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer, since it involves only a moderate teaching load, & the program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer. The writer must have significant publications (fiction published by a well regarded press) & a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Like students in the community workshops, the writer need not have conventional academic credentials. He or she should reside in the Washington area while the University is in session, 1 September through early May. The historic Lenthall House, a 4-story Federal-era townhouse on campus, is normally available to the visiting writer through a subsidized rental agreement. The salary for 2011–2012 is expected to be $58,000 plus an attractive benefits package. To be considered, applications for the 2011–2012 Writer-in-Washington position must be made by letter, indicating publications & other projects, extent of teaching experience, & other qualifications. The application must also include a resume & a selection of published fiction. Applicants are encouraged to send a book as their sample. Books will be returned if accompanied by an appropriate SASE. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of all applications will begin on November 1, 2010 & will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Professor Gayle Wald, Chair, Department of English, 801 22nd St., NW (Suite 760), The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.

Bucknell University. Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing), entry-level (no more than four years of full-time post-doctoral teaching experience at the time of appointment), beginning August 2011. "Specializing in creative writing: fiction, with ability to teach fiction writing at beginning & advanced levels as well as introductory multi-genre courses. Ability to teach creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or playwriting is desirable." Duties & Responsibilities: Minimum Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. & teaching experience required. Preferred Qualifications: Record of publication in fiction strongly preferred. Application deadline is October 15, 2010. Please submit letter of application, CV, & writing sample (Document 1). Please provide three references & their email addresses. Please visit the Bucknell English Department on the web athttp://www.departments.bucknell.edu/english. Bucknell University values a diverse college community & is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff & students. Job Requisition Number 06737. For more information, go here.

Texas State University. Assistant Professor of English, primary specialization in fiction writing, secondary specialization innon-fiction writing. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication in fiction and/or creative non-fiction, to teach primarily in the graduate fiction program, & to direct MFA theses, with some teaching of undergraduate creative writing. Teaching assignment may include other undergraduate literature or composition courses. Course load is 2/2 plus direction of at least four thesis students each year. Reading of admission portfolios required every January. Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD in creative writing, with degree in hand by time of appointment; Primary specialization in fiction writing, secondary specialization in non-fiction writing; & one novel, book of stories, or book of creative non-fiction published with national press. Preferred Qualifications: High quality publication(s) in literary fiction/non-fiction; Evidence of potential for continued success as publishing fiction/non-fiction writer; Evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate & undergraduate creative writing; Evidence of ability to work with graduate students individually in directing MFA theses; & evidence of ability to teach courses other than creative writing. Send letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), & names of three references to: Prof. Tom Grimes, Chair, Fiction/Non-Fiction Search Committee, Department of English, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must arrive by October 25, 2010. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews at MLA or elsewhere.

The English department at Portland State University seeks a writer whose specialty is poetry for a position to begin September 2011. The successful candidate will be a core contributor to the MFA Creative Writing Program, teaching both graduate and undergraduate writing classes, including workshops and seminars, as well as directing MFA theses, contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the MFA, and helping to develop the MFA into a program of national prominence. Candidates should have significant poetry publications and a demonstrated ability to teach poetry writing. Preference for candidates with a book. Preference for experience teaching poetry craft and related seminars. MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing required. 2/2/2 course-load. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send letter of application, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Poetry
Search Committee, Department of English, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751. Postmark: December 1, 2010. Include a SASE if you would like confirmation that your application is complete. We will begin reviewing immediately and continue until finalists have been identified. The position is contingent on funding and will remain open until filled.

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is searching for a Fiction Writer, Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure track position available fall 2011. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, working on graduate theses and participating in screening applications for our distinguished MFA International Program. All applicants must possess the appropriate graduate degree (MFA or Ph.D.) from an accredited university and have at least one significant book publication. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin November 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Donald Revell, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact Jen Martens at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch(at)unlv.edu (replace (at) with @).
Beth Staples