Bilingual creative writing prof job announcement

University of Texas at El Paso
Creative Writing, 500 West University Ave Liberal Arts Room 415, El Paso, TX 79968
Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing [803]
University of Texas El Paso

Dept. of Creative Writing

Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in creative writing. Specialty open: fiction, poetry, playwriting and/or screenwriting beginning September 1, 2007. Translation and non-fiction also of interest as secondary specialties. The candidate must be bilingual, Spanish/English, and able to deliver instruction in both languages. At the graduate and undergraduate levels teach workshops and literature courses. Successful applicant will also teach one online course each year in our new Online MFA. Salary competitive. MFA or PhD required.

Interviews for this position will be conducted at the Modern Language Association convention. Preference given to applications received by November 17, 2006, but position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Creative Writing at the University of Texas El Paso is the only such program in the United States to offer fully bilingual study. It currently has 35 full-time graduate students and the undergraduate major has 170 students and is growing rapidly. We offer a broad-gauged curriculum that trains students in Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Playwriting and Screenwriting, as well as literary theory and the history of form. Our MFA student body is international and cosmopolitan. We produce the Rio Grande Review, a bilingual publication with a strong international dimension. Our highly productive faculty has a distinct presence on the national literary scene. Our website is

Please send cover letter, résumé, and the name, address and telephone of three references to: Johnny Payne, Chair, Dept. of Creative Writing, Liberal Arts 415, 500 W. University Ave., El Paso TX, 79968.

The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veterans status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services.
Rosa Alcalá, Assistant Professor Bilingual MFA
University of Texas at El Paso
PMB 670500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-9991
Office: Liberal Arts, 212

1 thought on “Bilingual creative writing prof job announcement

  1. CSU, Sacramento holds an event each summer called the Writers Conference.

    Each year we like to try new subject matter for lectures and workshop.
    The question our advisory board would like to know from fellow writers and those who translate literature is:

    Would you be inclined to attend a lecture and / or workshop on subject matter relating to translation of literature & writing?

    If when you respond you are expressing interest, please include what topics would you be most interested in seeing if you were to attend a conference such as ours.

    To learn more about last year’s event check out:

    Thank you.

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