Endowed Chair/Assistant Professor – Poetry, San Francisco State University

  • Deadline / Program Start: 11/30/2019
  • Organization: San Francisco State University
  • Organization Type: College/University
  • Career Type: Teaching Artist, Educator
  • Grant / Salary: Assistant Professor, tenure track
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Primary Discipline: Literature
  • Recurring: No
  • URL: Link

The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Poetry beginning August, 2020. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship/creative works, freedom, human diversity and the cultural mosaic of the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishments; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. The Creative Writing Department specifically seeks poets whose creative work has contributed to the literatures of the African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and/or Indigenous/Native cultures. Faculty are expected to be effective teachers, demonstrate professional achievement and growth through publications and/or creative activities, and engage in service to the campus and community. Endowed chairs are also expected to present lectures/readings on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting authors and other scholars, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the literary life of the Bay Area. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Required degree: M.F.A., M.A., or equivalent. Position description available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu/ Application review begins November 20, 2019, continues until filled. Email to SFSU Creative Writing Hiring Committee c/o jgeorge1@sfsu.edu the following: letter of intent, CV, statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the Creative Writing Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; ten-page sample of poetry, evidence of teaching effectiveness; names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.