Stony Brook University‘s Creative Writing and Literature Program seeks a full-­‐time tenure-­‐track or tenured Professor of Poetry to start September 1, 2017. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of creative writing and literature courses, thesis direction, and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate level on two campuses, located within an hour’s commute of each other. Undergraduate courses are held at Stony Brook; M.F.A. courses are held in Southampton. CWL is the flagship program in an entrepreneurial, innovative department that also offers an M.F.A. in film and, during July, workshops for visiting students through the Southampton Writers Conference. Writers Speak, its reading series, brings writers of national reputation in all literary genres to campus; TSR: The Southampton Review, its  literary magazine, publishes original writing and artwork from established and emerging voices. The successful candidate will contribute to these activities. Faculty members with leadership roles receive course release. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.


Candidates must have a strong record of publication, including at least one poetry collection from a respected press; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or the equivalent, such as a B.A. with an exceptionally strong record of publication of poetry or a PhD with a strong record of publication of poetry; and evidence of successful teaching.

Candidates with leadership potential, as, for example, directing a program or building a reading series, or with competence in multiple genres will be preferred.

How to Apply

Please submit a state employment application, cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, and list of at least three references. Combine these into one PDF attachment, name the attachment with your genre followed by your last and first name, and email it to: Dr. Carla Caglioti, Search Chair

Application must be received by December 1, 2016.



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