Assistant Professor Latinx Literature

Location
Lowell MA
Posted
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Summary of Position:

The English Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latinx Literature. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship is informed by comparative transnational approaches such as Literature and Culture of the Americas, Diaspora Studies, or Hemispheric American Studies.

The UMass Lowell English Department is a dynamic, growing program with approximately 400 undergraduate majors across five concentrations. The successful candidate will teach surveys of American, Ethnic American, and/or World literatures; the introduction to the major; and intermediate- and upper-level courses in Latinx literatures. The teaching load is 3/2 or 2/2 based on levels of research productivity, and all tenure track faculty are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical.

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education. Our campus is bursting with energy— enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. Just 25 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell faculty benefit both from the rich cultural and community life of the city of Lowell as well as from participation in the broader academic networks in metropolitan Boston.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Ph.D. in English or related field required by start date of September 1, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a CV, cover letter, and 20-30-page writing sample.  * Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

Completed Applications received by Oct. 20, 2017, will receive first consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.