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Apply now Job no: 243073-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks two poets for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with university policy. Qualified applicants should be writers with excellent records of publication and demonstrated experience or interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Significant national or international publications in literary journals and/or anthologies, and a minimum of one full-length poetry collection published or under contract is required.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year and participate fully in all activities of the Program in Creative Writing, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components. Other responsibilities include advising graduate students, continuing research and publication, and participating in department service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


MFA or PhD. in English or Creative Writing-- poetry


An MFA or PhD in English or Creative Writing --poetry is required. Qualified applicants will be writers with excellent records of publication and demonstrated experience or interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

Apply for the positions at: (PVL 243073). Address application information to Professor Porter Shreve: You will be required to upload the following five documents: 1) Application letter; 2) Up-to-date CV; 3) Names and contact information (email, address, phone) for three recommenders; 4) Writing sample consisting of up to 20 pages of poetry, with each poem beginning on a new page; 5) Statement of diversity.

Applicants who are invited for interviews will be asked for further materials at that time, including a copy of the applicant's book (published or under contract), a teaching statement, sample syllabi, letters of recommendation, and (if applicable) teaching evaluations from the past three years.

For assured consideration, please apply by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.


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Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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