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Thursday, September 24, 2009


LECTURER/MANAGING EDITOR--Seeking a person with literary or other professional publication editing and management experience to assume the Managing Editor position at The Missouri Review, a not-for-profit literary magazine based at the University of Missouri. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month academic position, reporting to the Editor in Chief. Terminal degree required. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong project and staff management experience. Prefer an individual with budget development and oversight experience, prior teaching experience, a broad knowledge of literature and literary publishing and experience working effectively in diverse environments. Demonstrated success at securing grant funding and an entrepreneurial spirit considered a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009. RESPONSIBILITIES: Shepherd 4 issues of The Missouri Review per year, print & digital versions, through all phases of production. Teach one course--Internship in Publishing--one semester per year and supervise/mentor interns throughout the year. Will have administrative responsibility for daily office operations and staff supervision, including coordinating undergraduate and graduate students and volunteer editorial staff. Will write, or collaborate in writing, annual proposals to NEA, state arts council and other granting entities as well as oversee all grant-funded activities. Should seek new grant sources as opportunities arise. Working with a designated graduate assistant, will oversee audio/video production of issue contents, author readings and various other digital media projects as well as annual writing and digital media competitions. Serves as senior reader on manuscript submissions and will work with staff on circulation development, budgets, marketing and fundraising activities. May solicit authors/artists for editorial submissions. Working closely with editor/director, will develop departmental policy and administer said policies. Responsible for negotiating contracts with authors, artists and other vendors as needed.Represent department at local and national industry-related conferences/events and other public relations duties as required. To apply: Send CV/resume, list of references, official transcripts and statement of editorial philosophy to: Managing Editor Search/ The Missouri Review/ 357 McReynolds Hall/ University of Missouri/ Columbia, MO 65211. OR by e-mail to: AND cc: Include “Managing Editor Search” in the subject line.

Dartmouth College. The Department of English seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in creative nonfiction. Applicants should have an MFA or a PhD, a strong record of publication, and significant undergraduate teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the range of courses offered in creative writing, and will also be expected to develop the area of creative nonfiction both within the English Department's creative writing concentration and in a broader interdisciplinary context. We are especially interested in hiring someone who also works in an adjacent area of research, such as cultural studies, media studies, or US minority studies. Applications will be received until November 2. Please submit a letter of interest and your c.v. electronically English.department(at) Writing samples and letters of reference will be requested at a later stage. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the MLA. AA/EOE.

Western Michigan University. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track academic year position in English, Creative Writing (Fiction), to begin December 14, 2009, at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Salary: Competitive & commensurate with qualifications & experience, with an excellent benefits package. Required Qualifications: MFA, PhD, or DFA in English required; a significant publication record, including at least one book of prose fiction; a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching; a strong promise for excellence in graduate teaching. Experience in any of the following is not required, but will be considered an asset: Editing; publishing; administration; publications in other areas of Creative Writing. Deadline for complete applications: Review of applications will begin immediately & continue until the position is filled. Applicants must visit to apply & should include a letter of application, a vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a non-returnable writing sample and, if available, teaching evaluations to: Dr. Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331. For information on the department, please visit: AA/EOE

University of Oregon. Associate or Assistant Professor in Poetry. The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor in Poetry. MFA, PhD, or MA in Creative Writing with a specialization in Poetry required. The successful candidate will have at least one published book from a nationally recognized press & another in progress (if not in press & under contract); numerous magazine publications; prizes and/or fellowships; evidence of strong graduate university teaching; evidence of ongoing scholarly & creative interests; & experience in an MFA environment (teaching, advising, service, running a reading series, etc.). Administrative experience & willingness to participate in departmental service required. Editing experience with a literary magazine, small press, or academic quarterly is also desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. We are a freestanding program within the College of Arts & Sciences & have a record of excellence & diversity in our MFA program. Application deadline: November 15, 2009. Send letter of application, vita, writing sample, & three confidential letters of recommendation to: Karen J. Ford, Director, Creative Writing Program, 5243 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5243. AA/EOE.

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