Assistant Professor of Literature (Creative Writing and American Literature Emphasis)

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The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021 in the Literature program. The successful candidate will teach Creative Writing courses, as well as courses in American Literature, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the University’s lower-division core offerings. The area of specialization within Creative Writing is open; candidate will be expected to teach in a variety of genres, such as fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Ability to teach courses in American Minority and American Immigrant literature – particularly Latinx literatures – required. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence of teaching skills and a promising record of creative and scholarly activity.

Applications are accepted online through the Job Opportunities website. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. UHCL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as condition of employment. The position will be open until filled, with priority given to applications received by November 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. We reserve the right to extend the search or not fill position. UHCL, an HSI, is a bachelors- and masters-granting university with select doctoral programs. Located adjacent to the NASA-Johnson Space Center, the UHCL campus is about 30 miles from both downtown Houston and Galveston Island.