Nalo Hopkinson has been appointed associate professor specializing in science fiction and fantasy at the Creative Writing Department of the University of California Riverside starting in Fall 2011. Dean Stephen Cullenberg announced the appointment during the 2011 Eaton Science Fiction Conference, where Eaton Awards for Lifetime Achievement were presented to Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison. The professorship was originally offered to Hopkinson in Fall 2009 and was placed on hold due to budget cuts. According to Hopkinson’s blog, “the professorship is set up in such a way that I’ll have lots of time to write. The current plan is to split my time between Toronto and the Riverside/Los Angeles area.”
See Hopkinson’s blog for more.