003713-2017 - Assistant Professor

Job Description

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing-Poetry at the level of assistant professor.  Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book of poetry from a national or international press; show evidence of a strong ongoing record of publication; and have experience teaching creative writing, preferably at the university level.  Purdue University’s Department of English is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Teaching load is 2-2 and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses.  The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. theses and undergraduate honors theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, and serve on the Creative Writing Program committee.  Starting date for this position is August 17, 2018.


Applicants must apply online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/44728.  Complete application consists of a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the position, a CV, a recent writing sample (20 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications begins on October 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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