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Assistant Professor of English

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Posting Number: 0601134

Job Title: Assistant Professor of English

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Faculty

Duration of Position: Full Time

Work Location: San Antonio, TX

Department: Department of Arts & Humanities

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English position specializing in Black Studies, including but not limited to African American literatures, Africana Studies, Anglophone Caribbean literature, or Afro-Mestizaje. We welcome applications from candidates specializing in any period who can help develop our offerings in Black Studies. Preferred secondary specialties include critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, or cultural rhetorics. The ability to contribute to the University's new minor in Mexican American, Latinx and Borderland Studies is desirable. This position will begin Fall 2018 and will have a 3/3 teaching load. The College seeks excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service.

Work Hours: Flexible to suit course schedule. Teaching assignments may include day, night, or weekend classes.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500.

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. In the letter of interest mention, in the very first sentence, the specialization for which you would like to be considered.

The priority date for applications is December 15, 2017. The position is open until filled.
Finalists (and only finalists) will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Please direct any questions to [email protected]

  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
  • If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
  • Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Posting Date: 11-11-2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52032



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Qualifications

Education

Necessary Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in English or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in English or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience

Necessary Qualifications: A minimum of one year college or university teaching experience.
Evidence of active research and publications.
Demonstration of excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in Black Studies.
Willingness to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
Investment in the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body.
Familiarity with high-impact educational practices such as experiential education, service learning, and undergraduate research.
Experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.

Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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