Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor
The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor to begin September 2017. Successful candidate will teach modern and contemporary poetry workshops and seminars, and serve on MFA thesis committees. Successful candidate will also be expected to direct the MFA program in rotation with other faculty, teach a TA-assisted, large undergraduate Living Writers course in rotation, and fully participate in an active and collegial department of English. Our MFA in Creative Writing is one of the oldest and most distinguished graduate writing programs in the country.Qualifications: Either MFA or PhD in English or closely related fields, evidence of outstanding college-level teaching, and a strong publication record including at least one book. Applicants with specialization in African-American, diasporic, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian-American, or Arab-American poetics especially welcome Salary commensurate with qualifications. To apply, submit the following materials: a cover letter, vita, a 25-page sample of recent written work or published book (as PDF), and the names and email contact information for three references to the link below. After receiving acknowledgment, applicants will be notified to contact their referees to submit letters. http:///umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74997 All application materials must be received by Oct. 14 to insure consideration. Application materials will not be returned. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. http://www.umass.edu/english
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.