Assistant Professor - Creative Writing / Poetry (English)

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Oct 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Creative Writing / Poetry (English)


Job ID: 17472

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

CLOSING DATE                                                                 

Review of resumes will begin on October 15, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:                                                                                

The Baruch College English department invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing­ / Poetry at the assistant professor rank. We are searching for a poet/scholar who is qualified to teach both writing and reading poetry, with a demonstrated knowledge of poetic forms and the history of poetry. Experience in other genres is welcome. Our goal is to hire someone who can support the department's commitment to fostering creative expression and a passion for literature among the undergraduate student body both in and outside the classroom. Teaching opportunities will include courses in creative writing and literature as well as sections of Great Works of Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First Year Writing.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.


Job applicants must have a PhD in creative writing and/or poetry by the fall 2018 and will ideally have a strong publication record, including published poetry.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and three letters of reference.

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