The English Department at Reed College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in poetry and poetics beginning in August 2023, with the possibility of a third-year renewal. Candidates should specialize in English-language poetry of the 20th and/or 21st centuries, with a particular focus on or interest in formal questions. We are especially interested in candidates with an interest and ability to teach English and/or American poetry from 1900-1975. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, and whose writing reflects a lively and serious program of scholarship.
Teaching responsibilities include the introductory course in the English department in poetry and poetics (with a focus on formal analysis); an advanced course in poetry; a yearlong interdisciplinary course with a pre-set syllabus (Humanities 110), focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and advising year-long senior theses. Ph.D. must be in hand by June 30, 2023.