Open Rank (Tenure-Track) Professor: Poet

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The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, a campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a Poet (open rank). Tenure-track specialist in poetry with distinguished teaching experience and publications, with expertise in one or more areas of creative writing: program development and administration; literary publishing; fiction.

The successful candidate should have significant experience in teaching poetry, as well as other genres of creative writing and literature. Applicant should be a well-published writer, with at least two volumes of poetry, a deep commitment to teaching and writing, and experience in program development, program administration, and/or editing (and one who sees these responsibilities as complementary rather than competing activities). Teaching experience should include creative writing workshops, form and theory seminars, and literature classes. Administrative and editorial experience can be varied, but the successful candidate should be prepared to work toward assuming either the directorship of the MFA Program and/or the editorship of an international poetry journal. Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population is required. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community. The normal teaching load is 3/3. PhD or MFA preferred.

For more information about the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the MFA Program, please visit our websites: and For more information about SDSU, please visit

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by October 25, 2019; the position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 7/23/2019
Application Due: 9/21/2019
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