Assistant/Associate Professor Creative Writing - Fall
College of Humanities and Sciences
Position Available Date:
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's College of Humanities and
Sciences seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in English,
beginning in late July of 2023 with initial appointment at the rank
of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with
qualifications and experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active
Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for
leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global
The English Department offers two undergraduate degree programs: a
BA in English and a BA in English with Teaching Certification in
English Language Arts and Reading, Secondary Level 7-12.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000
in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles),
Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and
Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural
and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are
hallmarks of the local community.
Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching,
curriculum development, student recruitment and advising;
professional attainment; and service to department, college,
university, and the community.
Teach all levels of English classes including freshman composition
and sophomore-level literature. Upper-level classes include
Creative Writing: Prose and Creative Writing: Poetry. This position
also oversees the publication The Windhover, a journal dedicated to
promoting creative writing that considers Christian perspectives
and engages spiritual themes. Additional responsibilities include
directing a bi-annual (every other year) Writers' Festival that
brings in featured presenters who give readings and lead workshops.
The festival also features panels comprised of local, regional, and
national writers. The typical teaching load is three courses in the
fall semester (with one course release in the fall semester to
allow time for journal and festival duties), and four courses in
the spring semester.
Salaries and Benefits:
- PhD with an emphasis in Creative Writing. MFA in Creative
Writing may be considered if the candidate is qualified to teach
literature courses. ABD will be considered. Tenure-track status
requires terminal degree in hand.
- Candidate must show evidence of being able to teach creative
fiction, creative non-fiction, and prosody at the junior and senior
- Special consideration will be given to candidates who have
experience with the production of creative writing journals. We
will also take into full consideration any publications which have
not been self-published.
- Excellent teaching and communication skills with a commitment
to scholarly activity and enhancing the quality of education are
- Must be an active, committed Christian.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits
including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match
and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Position will remain open until filled.
Please click the “Apply Now” link to apply for this position.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and evidence
of quality teaching performance with your online application.
Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's
mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission.
In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own
Christian beliefs and commitments.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
position is filled.
For information regarding employment at the University of
Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.
To apply, visit https://umhb.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2zc18odnp6h