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Lecturer and Associate Director of Creative Writing

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Faculty
Department:: English
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Sep 5, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 3687
Position ID:: 167047

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The English Department at Binghamton University invites applications for a Lecturer of Creative Writing (three-year renewable contract) who will serve as Associate Director of the Creative Writing program. This position will involve a 2-1 teaching load in addition to administrative duties. This position is 50% teaching and 50% administrative responsibilities with an understanding that an average of 20 hours per week will be committed to the Associate Directorship. Management and coordination of Binghamton University Center for Writer's vibrant Creative Writing program includes event planning and overseeing public readings, internal and external prize coordination, design of program posters and imaging, create and post weekly social media content, monitor public relations, organize and publish monthly newsletter, manage visiting author travel arrangements, order catering, write research reports, serve as liaison to undergraduate and graduate students, and manage the day-to-day activities of an active writing program, as well as help to envision and administer future programming and projects, under the supervision of the Director of Creative Writing.

The Department of English seeks candidates who can contribute to Binghamton University's academic mission as a public institution, especially through commitment to diversity of perspective, intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources and communities. Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.


We seek a creative writer whose main genre of practice is poetry with a preference for a secondary practice in non-fiction, or hybrid poetry and prose writing. We seek an accomplished educator and community organizer to help us lead a dynamic program into an exciting phase of development. An MFA or PhD is strongly preferred, but not required. In addition to a strong publication record and a strong ability to teach Binghamton University creative writing courses, the candidate should have extensive administrative experience. In helping to administer the Creative Writing program within the English department, the successful applicant will show evidence of calm and readiness to be present for all events, an ease in problem solving and team building, diplomacy and skill in handling program logistics, strength in multi-tasking, a positive outlook in ever-changing situations, and creativity in shaping an historically distinguished writing program.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply using the University's Applicant Tracking system, Interview Exchange Note that visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three references (no letters needed at this time), and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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