Associate Professor - Creative Writing in Spanish

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing in Spanish at the level of Associate Professor beginning September 2022. Ph.D. and a strong publication record in the Spanish-speaking world are required. Additionally, extensive teaching record at the college level, including creative writing workshops, is highly desired. The successful candidate will teach creative writing and literature classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as mentoring students and directing dissertations. Teaching load 2/2. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.  


The department is the first in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in creative writing in Spanish that supports Canal Press, the program’s independent press, and the María Jiménez Fellowships, which brings emerging and established authors to campus. Opportunities are available to collaborate with Arte Público Press and Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Program.


The University of Houston is the premier urban research and teaching university in Texas and one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation. Our outstanding faculty and facilities draw students from across the country and around the world.


Completed application must be submitted online at:

Application should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research/poetics statement, contact information for three (3) professional references. Interviews will be conducted online for this search. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Position key number keyword is FAC002012


Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.


The University of Houston is the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


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