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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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English Department and Creative Writing Program of Bowling Green State University seek strong applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Poetry Writing and Literature. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops and literature courses, work with students on BFA and MFA theses, and advise BFA and MFA majors. He/she will be expected to engage in creative/scholarly writing and publishing, to serve on program and department committees, to serve as program director on a rotating basis with the other program faculty, and to participate actively in the life and governance of the program including its efforts to recruit, advise, and retain students. Qualifications: PhD in English or MFA in Creative Writing by start date of employment; Specialization in poetry writing; Strong record of publication of poetry, including at least one book of poetry; Strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the teaching of literature. Desirable attributes: secondary specialization in creative nonfiction; experience editing a national literary journal; and interest in form/theory of poetry. Salary: Competitive. The starting date of employment is August 2011. See our website, for a fuller description of position. Submit application materials to: Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Complete application files should include: 1) letter outlining qualifications relevant to this position; 2) a CV which includes a brief description of courses taught; 3) at least three current original letters of reference; 4) transcripts; 5) writing samples. Application Deadline: Postmarked by 11/15/10. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Postal Address: Dr. Kristine L. Blair / English Department / Bowling Green State University / 1001 E. Wooster Street / Bowling Green, OH 43403 / Phone: 419-372-7543

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the chair. Essential Job Functions: 1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances. 2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria. 3. Provides services to the university and the profession. 4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty within the department. 5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision. More here. Special Instructions: Candidates must apply via the SFASU online application system. Please submit letter of application and CV at:

Oklahoma City University seeks applications for part-time faculty to teach in a new low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program, scheduled to begin in Summer 2011. We seek faculty committed to creative and professional writing, writing pedagogy, and teaching online as well as in workshop formats during twice-a-year residencies. Genres of interest include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting, although writers who cross genres, or write in a secondary, specialized genre, are also welcome to apply. Qualifications: Terminal degree (or demonstrated equivalent) and extensive creative publication required; college-level teaching experience and knowledge of genre-specific practices and theory preferred; knowledge of writing theory and pedagogy, and a history of professional writing employment and/or knowledge, and ability to teach online appreciated. Successful candidates must be available to attend on-campus residencies, faculty meetings, and orientations at our Oklahoma City campus. Residencies will take place in summer and winter, at times TBD. Application deadline: To be considered for the spring/summer 2011 semester start date; submit materials by June 31, 2010. Applications received after this date will be kept on file for review as additional positions become available. Application instructions: Please complete our online application by clicking on the application link below. Should the link fail to work you can find the posting on our website at click on Employment Listings to search and apply for the position. You will be able to upload the required application materials during the online application process. More here.

The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six- to eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center. The residency begins July 1st and ends August 31st, and includes an award of $1,000. The Resident Poet will have an opportunity to give a series of public readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the Resident Poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. There are no other specific obligations. Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet will have sole use of non-public rooms of the house. Previous recipients of this residency include Katha Pollitt, Robert Hass, William Matthews, Cleopatra Mathis, Mark Halliday, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox, and Laura Kasischke. The 2010 Resident Poet will be Adam Halbur. The aim of The Frost Place Trustees has been to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public. To be eligible, applicants will have published at least one book of poems. Applications will be judged by members of The Frost Place Board of Trustees. Applications are received March 1 through July 2, 2010. Poets can apply directly or be nominated by someone else. Please submit to The Frost Place, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580: a check for $25 (reading fee) and four copies of the following: 5 poems from a most recent book, a letter explaining why the candidate would be a good choice for a residency at The Frost Place, a current resume, and contact information for two references. More here.

2012 Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency
Intensive Learning Term poet-in-residence program, from 30 April to 18 May 2012. From the early 1930s to the mid 1940s, Olivet College hosted some of the best-known writers of the time: Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Katherine Ann Porter, Carl Sandburg, Ford Madox Ford, W.H. Auden, and Gertrude Stein. In that tradition, Olivet has established an annual residency program for poets who are establishing a name for themselves in this new millennium. Previous Sandburg-Auden-Stein poets-in-residence are John Rybicki (2007), Carol V. Davis (2008) and Rhoda Janzen (2010). During the 2012 Intensive Learning Term, the Olivet College Humanities Department will offer its sixth poet-in-residence position. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will live on or near campus and teach ENG 247: Poetry Writing. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will also host two public events: a public reading of his or her work and a stand-alone talk/discussion on a subject of his or her choice (publishing poetry, beat poets, def poetry, etc.). An award of $3,100 (plus room and board) will be given to the 2012 poet. The Humanities Department faculty will evaluate the submissions and choose the winner. Poets who have published at least one book of poetry are eligible. Submissions are due on Sept. 10, 2010, and should include the following: five poems from your most recent book, a single page personal statement regarding your poetics and teaching, a current résumé and two references. There is no entry fee. Please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair, with your questions at (269) 749-7621 or Electronic applications are strongly encouraged: .rtf, .doc, .docx formats accepted, .pdf preferred. Send to with "Residency application" indicated in the subject line. More here.

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