Assistant Professor for Creative Writing TT – University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for Creative Writing/Fiction with expertise in Latino/a Studies to start August 2016. Publications of fiction and a terminal degree in a relevant field are required. Publications and service are also required for tenure. Degree in hand by time of appointment is an asset; ABDs will be considered but must complete the degree by February 1, 2017.  The teaching load is 3/4.  Candidates must have an ability and willingness to teach upper-and lower-level creative writing courses as well as composition and sophomore literature surveys as part of regular course rotation; experience in these teaching areas is an asset.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online via Interfolio or via the UHD online employment website  Applications received by November 2, 2015 will be considered for interviews at the MLA in January.  Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Jane Creighton, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002-1001,