UTEP Bilingual Creative Writing Program Is Looking for Online Faculty
University of Texas at El Paso/UT Telecampus. UTEP’s Creative Writing Department seeks applications for part-time, non-tenure-track, online Lecturers (in all disciplines, including Poetry, Fiction Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Playwriting and Screenwriting) to teach graduate courses in its innovative online MFA program beginning Fall of 2009.
Minimum Requirements: an MFA or PhD and significant publications. Bilingual applicants writing in English and/or Spanish are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have some experience and access to computers with applicable software, Internet connection and several hours a day to monitor students’ coursework. Intensive online training is available to help Lecturers develop and teach their courses. Lecturers are expected to teach one online graduate course per semester.
The only one of its kind in the U.S., the on-campus MFA at UTEP offers a fully bilingual course of study in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, and non-fiction. The MFA students come from all over Latin America and the United States. Recent graduates have won the highly prestigious 2006 Premio Clarín de Novela, the 2005 Premio Nacional de Cuento de Colombia, the 2005 Chicano-Latino Literary Award sponsored by UC Irvine, the 2004 Concurso Nacional de Novela Joven de Mexico (National Mexican Prize for Young Novelists), the 2004 Premio Nacional de Poesía Joven “Elias Nandino” (National Prize for Young Poets), the Premio Bienal Copé de Poesía (Perú 2002) and the 2004 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. The online MFA is designed as a “borderless,” program for gifted students anywhere in the world, Latin America and the U. S.
We wish to develop a roster of lecturers and will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and/or via teleconference. Please send all application materials—a letter of application and c.v. listing all publications and teaching experience—to Lex Williford, Online MFA Director, University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Creative Writing, LARTS 415, 500 University Blvd., El Paso, TX 79968. You may also send all materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our program, please visit our website at http://www.utep.edu/cw. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in the provision of services.