Assistant Professor - Creative Writing, Poetry

Position Summary: 

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry, beginning in August 2024. Additional specializations are welcome, including literary translation, publishing/editing, and creative nonfiction. The teaching load is a 3/2. The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate workshops and undergraduate literature classes, supervise MFA thesis projects, and be an active member of our creative writing community.

Further information about the Department can be found at:

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • The new hire will be responsible to the Chair of English
  • Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.
  • Responsible for academic advising and related activities.
  • The new hire may represent the department, college, and/or university, on college, university and/or Statewide committees.
  • The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Ph. D program in Comparative Studies.
  • The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.
  • The new faculty member may also collaborate with interdisciplinary programs on campus such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the School of the Arts.

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA or PhD in creative writing at the time of appointment, distinguished publications in poetry. 

Preferred qualifications:

Experience teaching poetry workshops, especially at the university level.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Arts and Letters


Boca Raton

Application Deadline:

November 18, 2023