Texas A&M University, English
Assistant Professor of Latinx and U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture (see separate Creative Writing ad), the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant or advanced assistant level. We are seeking a scholar of Latinx literature, broadly defined, of any time period, with the ability to teach U.S. multi-ethnic literature. The position requires a Ph.D. in English or interdisciplinary field, evidence of teaching experience and publications in Latinx literary and cultural studies. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active program of research and publication, create new courses relevant to their area(s) of expertise and participate in the College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary program in Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS). Texas A&M is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and the English Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university community. With a growing interest in Latinx Studies throughout the College of Liberal Arts, the department is poised to build upon an impressive group of interdisciplinary scholars working in such areas as History and Sociology (which is conducting a related faculty search this year).
Additional interests may include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hemispheric and Transnational Studies, and Native American Studies. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing creative and/or scholarly work and undertaking appropriate academic service. Texas A&M is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department provides support for new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops.
To apply: submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using the MLA / Interfolio Dossier platform. [https://apply.interfolio.com/45919] To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 17, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.
About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M is known for combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders, and is recognized as a top-25 public university by U.S. News & World Report. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3884). College Station is a two hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.
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|Secondary Categories:||Chicana/o History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
U.S. - Mexico Borderlands