College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor- Poetry, Department of English (

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The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Poetry. The position is a full-time, three-semester position, with a proposed start date of January 1, 2019 and extending through May 15, 2020, with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The teaching load is two courses per semester; the successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops, and may teach additional classes according to their interests and experience. Applicants will also maintain a writing practice in poetry appropriate to their faculty appointment, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Required qualifications include an MFA OR PhD in Creative Writing, Poetry, or closely related field; at least one published book of poetry; and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualifications include publications or experience in a second genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting) and graduate-level teaching experience.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials by August 13, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages), and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Letters of recommendation and copies of published books may be requested at a later date. For further information/questions contact Professor Janice N. Harrington: [email protected]

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: English
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor- Poetry, Department of English ( F1800073 )
Organization Name: English





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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 10/2/2018
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