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  • James H. McNulty Professorship in English
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    The Department of English at the University at Buffalo seeks a distinguished poet-scholar committed to the research and practice of innovative modernist and contemporary poetry to assume the James H. McNulty Professorship of English, to start fall 2024. The McNulty Professorship 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 (potentially including creative writing) and MA/PhD seminars. Subfields of special interest might include: Western and non-Western avant-garde movements; innovative American poetry and poetics, 1900-1975; poetry and poetics of new media in the contemporary (e.g., post-Internet) media ecology; historical and contemporary innovative Chicanx and Latinx poetry and poetics; historical and new experimental Indigenous poetry and poetics of the Americas; 20th- and 21st-century poetry and poetics in conversation with STEM fields, the new energy humanities, and the Anthropocene.

    The Poetry Collection at University at Buffalo is the archive of record of Anglophone poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries and has extensive manuscript holdings: we welcome candidates working in critical archival studies and making their scholarship and creative work with archival materials.

    Outstanding Benefits Package

    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo

    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    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.


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