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Open rank teaching-track position in poetry

We are looking for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction in poetry, prosody, and poetic form starting fall 2020. The successful candidate will be a published poet and exceptional pedagogue who will teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and in the newly established Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program. We are looking for a colleague with an MFA or PhD who can work effectively with our team of teaching-track and tenure-stream faculty in creative writing and literary studies and who is willing to take a turn directing the undergraduate program in creative writing. This continuing position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a four-course teaching load, and access to the resources of a world-class university and city. Applications should consist of a cover letter; a c.v. including names and contact information for at least three references; and a writing sample of 5 poems, not to exceed 10 pages in total (no books or complete manuscripts at this time). The cover letter should specifically address how the candidate situates creative writing in relation to the close reading of contemporary poetry and poetry of the past. Preference is given to faculty who have experience teaching a diverse student body. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2019. To apply please visit https://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job-openings.html. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Questions about the position may be sent to Jennifer Britton, Assistant Director of Creative Writing, at (j-britton@northwestern.edu).

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Assistant Professor in South Asian Literature

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in South Asian literatures to begin Fall 2020. The applicant's research may emphasize any literary mode (including but not limited to fiction, poetry, or drama), and scholars whose projects are attentive to multiple linguistic traditions as well as forge generative links across historical periods or disciplinary fields are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in colonial literature(s), recent postcolonial critiques, comparative approaches, environmental humanities, and/or global, transregional, and transoceanic literary formations are similarly welcome. Ideally, the candidate's engagement with South Asian cultural production will complement our department's existing strengths in transregional and comparative literatures, as well as Northwestern's strengths in the Asian and global humanities more broadly. For the initial application, please submit a cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, writing sample of 20-25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to https://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job-openings.html. Application materials are due by November 15, 2019.

Please direct further inquiries to english-dept@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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