Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in poetry writing. Successful applicant to join the MFA program at Texas State University (http://www.english.txstate.edu/mfa/
); to maintain an active record of publication in poetry; to teach primarily in the graduate poetry program; to direct MFA theses; and to read graduate student admission portfolios. Course assignments may include undergraduate creative writing and, occasionally, literature or composition courses. Teaching load is 2/2; after the first year, load also includes direction of at least four thesis students per year.
1) MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing, with degree completed by time of appointment.
2) Specialty in poetry writing.
3) One book of poems published with a national press.
1) High quality publication(s) in poetry.
2) Evidence of potential for continued success as publishing poet.
3) Evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate and undergraduate creative writing.
4) Evidence of ability to work with graduate students individually in directing MFA theses.
5) Evidence of ability to teach courses other than creative writing courses.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
a single pdf attachment that includes the following only, in this order: 1) Letter of application addressed to Professor Tom Grimes, Chair, Poetry Search Committee. 2) Current CV. 3) Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words); and 4) Names of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf YOUR LAST NAME-POETRY and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in poetry writing. All applications must be received by November 1, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews at MLA or elsewhere.
Texas State University-San Marcos is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.