Assistant Professor of English (University of Houston-Victoria)

The School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for one tenure-track, assistant professor of English.

Required qualifications: A doctoral degree in English or related field (completed by August 15th, 2016); demonstrated excellence in teaching; evidence of scholarly and professional activities; willingness to teach online courses.


Preferred qualifications: The School of Arts and Sciences is home to the Society for Critical Exchange, Centro Victoria, Cuneiform Press and three internationally distributed journals: American Book Review (, Symploke ( and Huizache ( Secondary interests that complement these publications and organizations as well as existing academic programs, are preferred.


Position Summary: Teach undergraduate and some graduate level courses; advise students; participate in course and program development; pursue scholarly and professional activities; perform college and professional service; work cooperatively with diverse groups; perform other duties as assigned by the dean of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Division of Humanities; work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population.  See for more information.


The appointment is a nine month position with a 3/3 teaching load. Opportunities for summer teaching are available. The successful candidates will begin employment in fall 2016. The position will be based in Victoria, a city of about 60,000 in south Texas.


Candidates should submit the following online at

  • faculty application
  • a cover letter relating the applicant’s expertise to the qualifications listed above;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a list of three references
  • evidence of scholarly activity;
  • any evidence of effective teaching, if available;
  • list of university level courses taught; and
  • copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)


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


The University of Houston-Victoria is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.