Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Website The University of Texas at Dallas

Position Description

The Literature Program in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature with a specialization in creative writing (nonfiction). A PhD in an appropriate field is required. The successful applicant will have a significant record of original creative publication. A scholarly research agenda, especially one that involves literature originally written in a language other than English, is highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate workshops and seminars as part of our BA, MA, and PhD programs in Literature and our graduate certificates in Creative Writing and/or Literary Translation. Teaching load is two courses in the fall semester and two courses in the spring semester. Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Candidates must have a PhD in English, Creative Writing, Literature, or related academic discipline, and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching and service, which includes a strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates are expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. The appointment commences fall 2023. Those candidates with ABD status will be considered at the application/interviewing stage.

The Literature and Languages Program

The Literature and Languages Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is composed of a diverse faculty of distinguished scholars and award-winning teachers who offer students the opportunity to explore a wide range of literary traditions, critical approaches, and theoretical debates. The program brings together a community dedicated to the study of literature in a transnational and interdisciplinary context.

The School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT) is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie R1 doctoral research institution, AHT fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload the following via the online application:

  • cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing their interests and their qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching philosophy and practices foster (or will foster) equitable and inclusive learning
  • research statement;
  • a writing/publication sample; and
  • full contact information for at least three academic or professional

Reviews will commence on January 27, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University and Community

Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi- professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and educational activities.

UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.

UT Dallas is consistently ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and initiatives to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus. The University currently supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

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