Assistant Professor - Creative Writing Fiction

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The University of Houston’s internationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing position with a concentration in fiction, to begin fall 2020. Our program houses PhD and MFA degrees in Creative Writing and also hosts a sizeable undergraduate concentration and minor in Creative Writing. The University of Houston is also home to Gulf Coast, a national literary journal. We wish to hire an excellent, dynamic teacher who is excited about mentoring a diverse range of students and teaching a variety of creative writing courses. 

 

The University of Houston is a Carnegie Tier One public research university. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 

 

Candidates must have published at least at least one book with a nationally recognized press. Please include a digital or physical submission of full book as evidence of publication. If physical and you wish it returned, please include a SASE. We expect outstanding teaching and a history of collaboration and service to one’s writing community. We value literary fiction, and are interested in writing that engages questions of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in relation to African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Indigenous, or other global perspectives and contexts. Candidates must include a diversity statement including how the candidate will advance our department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. The 2-2 teaching load will be split between undergraduate and graduate classes.

 

The University Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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