The University at Buffalo seeks a distinguished poet-scholar committed to the research and practice of innovative modernist and contemporary poetry to assume the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters, to start Fall 2022. The Gray Chair serves as a senior faculty anchor of the Poetics Program in the Department of English: candidates have an opportunity to shape the vision and goals of the program and should be prepared to serve in a leadership role.
Candidates must already hold the rank of Professor and/or have an extensive and recognized record of publication. Candidates should bring inventive perspectives to the study of poetry and poetics as appropriate to teaching undergraduate courses and MA/Ph.D. seminars. The University at Buffalo is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. The
University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
While the posting is open until filled, preference will be given to candidates who apply by December 10, 2021.