Assistant / Associate Professor Creative Writing

Assistant / Associate Professor Creative Writing


ID: 1819
Department: College of Humanities and Sciences
Type: Full-time Faculty
Post Date: 09/26/2023
Position Available Date: N/A

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's College of Humanities and Sciences seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in English, beginning in late July of 2024, with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The English Department offers two undergraduate degree programs: a BA in English and a BA in English with Teaching Certification in English Language Arts and Reading, Secondary Level 7-12.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities:
Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student recruitment and advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.

Specific Responsibilities:
Teach all levels of English classes including freshman composition and sophomore-level literature. Upper-level classes include Creative Writing: Prose and Creative Writing: Poetry. This position also oversees the publication The Windhover, a journal dedicated to promoting creative writing that considers Christian perspectives and engages spiritual themes. Additional responsibilities include directing a bi-annual (every other year) Writers' Festival that brings in featured presenters who give readings and lead workshops. The festival also features panels comprised of local, regional, and national writers. The typical teaching load is three courses in the fall semester (with one course release in the fall semester to allow time for journal and festival duties), and four courses in the spring semester.


  • PhD with an emphasis in Creative Writing. MFA in Creative Writing may be considered if the candidate is qualified to teach literature courses. ABD will be considered. Tenure-track status requires terminal degree in hand.
  • Candidate must show evidence of being able to teach creative fiction, creative non-fiction, and prosody at the junior and senior (3000/4000) level.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with the production of creative writing journals. We will also take into full consideration any publications which have not been self-published.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills with a commitment to scholarly activity and enhancing the quality of education are required.
  • Must be an active, committed Christian.

Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Application Deadline:
Position will remain open until filled.
To Apply:
Please click the “Apply Now” link to apply for this position.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.

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