Drake University — Assistant Professor of English

Drake University’s English Department seeks an outstanding teacher and poet specializing in African-American and/or Latinx poetics to teach courses in reading, writing, creating, and performing poetry, including performance, slam, and spoken-word (Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, full-time, starting August 2019). Candidates experienced in building and sustaining community partnerships; producing performances and exhibitions; and/or teaching courses in text-based poetry are especially welcome. Course load: 3 courses per semester, including a First-Year Seminar in fall. Required: Relevant teaching experience and commitment to ongoing creative work. MFAs or Ph.D.s are eligible to apply. Drake University is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). Applications are due December 3; review begins immediately after deadline.

To apply, go to https://drake.HireTouch.com. Select desired position and follow instructions to apply and upload CV, cover letter, dossier including transcript and reference letters, and writing sample of 15 pages maximum. (Cover letter should include response to this question: “What are your approaches to fostering diversity/inclusion in your classes and in your advising/mentoring activities?”) Questions may be directed to the search chair at megan.brown@drake.edu, and Drake’s HR page, http://www.drake.edu/hr/, provides information on work environment, employee benefits, faculty development, and the Greater Des Moines area.