Assistant Professor in LatinX/Latin American Studies

La Verne
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of La Verne

Assistant Professor in LatinX/Latin American Studies (Ethnic American Literature or Intercultural Communications)

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach courses in our LatinX/Latin American Studies concentration. Currently, the LatinX/Latin American Studies concentration leads to a minor. The goal is to grow the concentration into a major by 2020.
We are looking to hire a faculty member with a background in ethnic American literature OR intercultural communications and expertise in LatinX/Latin America. The faculty position would be tenure-track in English or Speech Communication (depending on the hiring concentration). 50% teaching major courses in the home discipline and 50% teaching courses in LatinX/Latin American studies. Teaching load is a 3:3.

Specific Duties:

Responsibilities of every tenure-track faculty member also include teaching excellence, maintaining an outstanding program of research and/or creative activity, and providing service to the academic units, College, and University.

Other responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate courses in the tenure-home department, assisting with curricular development in LatinX/Latin American studies, mentoring undergraduate students, and partnering with academic and student success offices to create a supportive and inclusive community.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in English or Intercultural Communications is desired. Strong teaching record, a scholarly record and interest in LatinX/Latin American issues, topics, and research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Administrative experience in coordinating interdisciplinary programs is desirable.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions: Position is pending budgetary approval. Applications should include a cover letter of interest describing your teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vita, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including several recent course evaluations and course syllabi if available), and letters from three professional references.
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The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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