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Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Poetry), Tenure-track

Elon University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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ENGLISH Creative Writing/Poetry. Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track poet at the assistant professor level, beginning mid-August 2022. 


Requirements: MFA or higher, an active record of publication in top-tier journals and/or presses, and a record of innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching. We especially seek candidates with a teaching history that demonstrates an explicit engagement with, and commitment to, understanding experiences shaped by race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, dis/ability, religion, and/or class.


A successful applicant will be prepared to teach the intermediate poetry course, as well as multi-genre introductory and upper-level creative writing courses, including the senior seminar. The applicant should also be equipped to teach first-year writing, literature, and/or interdisciplinary courses in the Elon Core Curriculum, and to mentor students pursuing creative thesis projects. The Creative Writing program at Elon is a tight-knit community. Applicants should be prepared to engage openly and frequently with students both in and out of the classroom. 


Elon is a dynamic private, coeducational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning on a liberal-arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at <>. 


Applications must be received by November 16, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a portfolio of selected work (links and/or PDF, 15 pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation to Drew Perry at Include your name in the subject line. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. We may request additional materials at a later date.


Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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