Assistant Professor - Chicanx Literature #20180028FAC

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Position Title: Assistant Professor - Chicanx Literature

Job Posting Number: 20180028FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in Chicanx literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Teaching assignment will include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching assignments may include other courses in literature and courses within candidate’s areas of interest, with preference given to US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), and/or children’s and young adult literature. Teaching load is 2/2 first two years, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2018.

Required Qualifications

—Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements (minimum 18 graduate hours in English), with degree completed at time of appointment;
—Specialization in Chicanx literature;
—Demonstrated teaching excellence; and
—Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in Chicanx literature.

Preferred Qualifications

—Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on Chicanx literature and culture; and
—Ability to teach other literature, such as US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), children’s and young adult literature, as well as core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered ( For full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2017: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references (to follow curriculum vitae).

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 11/01/2017


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Posted: 8/1/2017
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