Assistant Professor, Literature Department: Creative Writing, Poetry
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The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego, (http://literature.ucsd.edu) is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. In that commitment, we seek candidates for a faculty position in the areas of creative writing and poetry. Preference will be given to scholars at the tenure-track assistant professor level. Excellent candidates in other discipline areas or at other levels will also be seriously considered. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In addition to having demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, or for junior scholars to have the potential thereof, we welcome candidates to teach in a thriving undergraduate program and MFA program, with interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to poetics; experience editing literary journals and ability to work in other genres are also desirable. Applicants should have a promising record of publication and a proven commitment to teaching as well as an interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies. The incumbent will be expected to teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and conduct extramurally funded research.
The preferred candidates will have experience, or demonstrate potential for strong contributions, in the arena of equity and diversity such as leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, or programs that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups and women.
Salary: Salary will be based on published UC pay scales.
Closing Date: November 15, 2010
Applicants are asked to submit application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply. Required documents include a cover letter with personal statement, CV, names and contact information of at least three references, and writing samples. Personal statements should summarize past or potential contributions to diversity, as well as summarizing teaching experience and interests, and leadership efforts, or their potential to make contributions in the field. Immigration status of non-citizens should be stated in CV. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2010.
If you wish to send hard copies of original books, please mail these items to the following address so they arrive in the office before November 15, 2010.
Writing Search Committee Chair #151HNET
Department of Literature 0410
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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