Northwestern University Department of English is seeking applications for an Artist in Residence, a two-year appointment, renewable for two additional three-year terms (total of eight years), to start September 2009.
This position is for a poet who meets four criteria: 1) significant creative publication, 2) critical expertise in poetry & prosody, 3) acquaintance with criticism & technical analysis in prose genres, as well as the ability to teach fiction or creative nonfiction reading-and-writing courses, 4) experience teaching both creative & literature courses in a curriculum with a strong reading & analytic component.
Cover letter should be specific about your involvement in 2), 3), & 4) & should include names of referees, at least one of whom can comment on teaching. Please send letter, c.v., & a writing sample of five poems not to exceed ten pages in total (no books or complete MSS at this time) by November 3 to: Mary Kinzie, Director of Creative Writing, Department of English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208.
Applications from women & members of minority groups are strongly encouraged.