Assistant Professor in Creative Writing--Nonfiction

The Department of English at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing with a primary emphasis and strong publication record in narrative nonfiction—literary journalism and/or memoir—and the ethics of nonfiction. Preference will be given to candidates with a significant record of quality publications, including at least one book in print or under contract, and a secondary specialization in translation, video essays, fiction writing, and/or any of the following areas: Latinx American Literature, Native American Literature, Asian American Literature, African American Literature, or Disability Studies.


We encourage candidates who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech. An MFA or PhD in creative writing, or other advanced degree with a creative dissertation, is required, as well as demonstrable excellence in teaching, with preference given to applicants with experience teaching nonfiction writing.


Review of applications begins Oct 15, 2019.  Apply at under “Faculty Positions” on the main campus (search for # 18848BR). Required materials: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and nonfiction sample up to 15 pages. Dossiers will be solicited from exceptionally qualified candidates. Inquiries:


TTU is designated as a Carnegie Tier One (Highest Research Activity) institution and as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, TTU welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


Applications accepted until Nov 8.

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