Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies(Mexican American/Chicana/o History)/College of Liber

Brownsville, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Nov 02, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies(Mexican American/Chicana/o History)/College of Liberal Arts

The Mexican American Studies Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in both Mexican American Studies and Mexican American/Chicana/o history to begin in fall 2019. Areas of specialization can include one or any combination of the following fields, but not limited to: migration, immigration, citizenship, indigeneity, health, labor, activism, gender, and U.S-Mexico borderlands. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in their respective area of specialization in addition to teaching Mexican American history surveys and Mexican American Studies’ courses. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of creating a bilingual, bicultural institution on the Texas-Mexico Border through an active research agenda, teaching, and service in the university and Rio Grande Valley community. 
The MAS Program offers a B.A., Graduate Certificate, and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) in Mexican American Studies. MAS plays a fundamental role in fulfilling the bilingual and bicultural vision of UTRGV and contributes to the goals of achieving the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification. The candidate will be part of a team that is fulfilling that vision and gaining greater regional and national significance. MAS is committed to student success and scholarly research that recognizes the strengths and needs of students and the community. The MAS Program is also committed to cultivating community engagement opportunities, social justice, and creative activities by faculty and students. Given the steady growth of MAS during the past six years, it is expected that the program will achieve departmental status. The candidate will be coming into a Program that has a strong community of faculty and students committed to the Program’s mission.

UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities

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