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Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor - Poetry

Position overview

Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open June 13th, 2022 through Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Creative Writing is recruiting for a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year to teach poetry. We welcome applications from writers with at least one published book and who are passionate about teaching and have taught at least one year at the college level. We seek writers experienced in teaching students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities.

Starting Date:
Fall Quarter instruction begins September 22, 2022, and ends December 2, 2022
Winter Quarter instruction begins January 9, 2023, and ends March 17, 2023
Spring Quarter instruction begins April 3, 2023 and ends June 9, 2023.

Salary:
$11,600 per course, per quarter (pending budgetary approval)

Required Qualifications:
MFA
One published book
One year of experience teaching at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of experience teaching at the college level

Duties:
The candidate will teach two classes in Fall Quarter, Creative Writing 045 – The Prose Poem and “Short-Short” on Fridays 11:00 AM – 1:50 PM, this course has a maximum enrollment of 75 and Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts – CWPA 270 – Poetry Workshop on Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:50 PM, enrollment maximum to be determined. There will be one class in Winter and one class in Spring. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the courses will consist of one graduate poetry workshop and the others are workshops or seminars in poetry and nonfiction.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter and CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, statement of past and future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, and 2 letters of reference. Deadline to receive application is July 17, 2022. Review of applications will begin July 18, 2022.

Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Katie Ford at katie@ucr.edu.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01587

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Experience in poetry. Published, at least, one book. Teaching students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities.

MFA, plus one year of experience teaching at the college level

Preferred qualifications

Three years of experience teaching at the college level

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

None

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01587

Help contact: katie@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.