The Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, with a specialization in poetry, to start in the Fall 2020 semester. We are seeking applications from active creative writers who can contribute to our vibrant MA and PhD programs and to our growing minor in Creative Writing.
The expected teaching load will be 2/2 in AY 2020-21 and then 3/2 or 2/2 thereafter, based upon the significance of the faculty member's creative activity. The position also entails service, which includes mentoring creative writing students and serving on committees. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their creative activity, teaching, and/or service.
ABTs and ABDs will be considered, but candidates must have their MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or a closely aligned field by the time of appointment.
Strong preference will be given to candidates who have published at least one book of poetry or who have such a book already under contract. Preference will be given to applicants who can also contribute to the Department by teaching lower- and upper-division courses in one or more of the following areas: language, literature, rhetoric, technical writing, theory, and writing/digital authoring.
To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following by 11 November 2019 in order to ensure consideration: 1.A cover letter that describes the candidate's interest in UTA, qualifications, creative work, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the candidate's creative activity, teaching, and service has or would support the success of a diverse student population. 2.A current CV. The search committee will contact applicants should additional materials (i.e., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio) be required. Preliminary Skype interviews will likely be held during late November or early December.
Please direct questions to the chair of the Creative Writing Search Committee, Dr. Cedrick May (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 10363
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.