Texas A&M University

Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor in Fiction

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) and Latinx Studies

As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture (see related ad), the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the advanced assistant or associate level. We are seeking a fiction writer with a proven record of well-placed creative publications, excellence in diverse and innovative teaching, and relevant administrative expertise. The position requires a PhD in Creative Writing or English (additional MFA preferred).

The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and provide leadership for the department’s Creative Writing program. Texas A&M is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and the English Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university community. With a growing interest in Latinx Studies throughout the College of Liberal Arts, the department is poised to build upon an impressive group of interdisciplinary scholars working in such areas as History and Sociology (which is conducting a related faculty search this year).

Job responsibilities include teaching the introductory course in creative writing, the writers’ studies seminar, fiction workshops, and courses in Latinx literature and culture (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses); publishing and presenting creative work; and undertaking appropriate academic service. Texas A&M is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department encourages new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops

To apply: submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using the MLA / Interfolio Dossier platform.  To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 17, 2017.  Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair, at jjalonzo@tamu.edu.  Interviews will take place at the MLA convention.  Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

About Texas A&M:  A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M is known for combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders, and is recognized as a top-25 public university by U.S. News & World Report.  The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the  Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy,  Texas & Borderlands,  Book & Printing History,  and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture).  Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3884).  College Station is a two hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Contact Information

Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair
Texas A&M University
College Station
Contact Phone: 
(979) 845-8302
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