Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing & Composition)



Job description

The Department of English and Humanities at St. Thomas University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction or poetry and an ability to teach courses in composition beginning January 2019. The university seeks an energetic professor who will develop a trustee-mandated creative writing program in the coming years. We are especially interested in a candidate who might contribute to the university’s new Monsignor Casale Honors College and student interest in screenwriting. The teaching load is 4/4 with a majority of first-year undergraduate courses in composition.

The best candidate will enhance our curriculum by expanding our offerings in creative writing and student success. We value diversity and strive to attract qualified women and minority candidates. We welcome individuals whose teaching and scholarship can bring African American, Latinx, Asian, and global perspectives to campus. Preference will also be given to candidates who show experience working with students whose narratives are underrepresented in academia and the publishing world.

Qualifications: PhD in Creative Writing or MFA with publications will be considered. ABD will be considered if the PhD will be in hand by August 15, 2019.

Responsibilities: Applicants must be prepared to work closely with a diverse undergraduate student body. Primary teaching responsibilities will include first-year undergraduate courses in composition.

The University: St. Thomas University is a small Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami. St. Thomas is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution serving a multi-lingual student body. The university traces its roots back to the Universidad de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, founded in 1946 in Havana, Cuba, by American Augustinians. The university was re-established in Miami Gardens, FL in 1961 with a 150-acre campus. Our mission is to produce ethical leaders for a global community. The university is highly ranked for most international students, economic value, and graduates’ salaries in the U.S. Miami is a vibrant city that boasts numerous cultural centers and is an intellectual hub for the Caribbean and Latin America.

Starting Date: 1 January 2019

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.
Applications: Accepting applications immediately.

Materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications received by October 26, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, contact information for three professional references, and a brief writing sample of scholarly or creative work (5 poems, short story, or novel chapter) to In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or service might support the university’s Catholic mission in undergraduate education. MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments only. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

St. Thomas University is a drug and smoke-free workplace. St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Equal Opportunity Employer. Selected candidate must pass a criminal background check and must be authorized to work legally in the U.S.

St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.