Assistant Professor or Associate Professor — Poetry/Creative Writing — Department of English

Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Location details
University of California, Berkeley
July 31, 2019
Oct 1, 2019
Position type
Professor, Assistant,
Professor, Associate
Organization type
4-year college or university
Employment category
Tenure-track or tenured


Open July 31st, 2019 through Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor faculty position in the area of Poetry Writing, with the expected start date of July 1, 2020. Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Bachelor's or equivalent international degree. Preferred qualifications: a graduate degree, at least two published books, and substantial experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at U.C. Berkeley and in the Department of English. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit, in addition to the documents listed in the advertisement, contact information for three references (letters will be solicited only for those under further consideration). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2019 to be considered. Please direct questions to John McChesney-Young at

The English Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Misc / Additional - A writing sample (up to 25 pp. of poetry).

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)