Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at the University of Texas-Pan American welcomes applications for a tenure-track position (F13/14-053) to begin Fall 2014. We seek a colleague with an interest in developing innovative writing initiatives and curricula that emphasize student engagement and creative and/or public writing. The successful candidate will be expected to help meet the teaching needs of the First-Year Writing Program, as well as contribute to undergraduate course offerings in creative writing and a thriving MFA program. PhD or terminal degree in English or related area (must be in hand by September 1, 2014) is required, as well as demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year writing courses. A background in creative writing (fiction) is preferred. Cover letter should address the applicant’s teaching experience, particularly with first-year writing courses. Review of applications begins immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. After initial consideration, additional documents will be required, including official transcripts of all university degrees and three letters of reference. A criminal background check will be conducted for all candidates invited to campus interview. UTPA is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Required documents for application include: letter of interest, CV, writing sample (creative and/or scholarly), contact information for 3 references, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

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Note: UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by Texas Government Code 411.09 (a) (2). All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). CBC will be required of all individuals invited to campus. Pending budget approval.