Associate/Full Professor for Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

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Associate/Full Professor for Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

Austin, Texas
Open Date:
Sep 1, 2019
Close Date:
Oct 19, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin Fall 2020. We seek an accomplished social scientist with an active research agenda related to studying US populations who descend from Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and/or South America. An emphasis on Indigenous or Afrodiasporic communities within these groups is especially welcomed.

Latino Studies, which is comprised of the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies (MALS), the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), and the Latino Research Institute (LRI) is the leader in Latino thought and advocacy at The University of Texas at Austin. The department offers a full spectrum of interdisciplinary courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The center connects the community with campus through innovative programming and outreach, and the Latino Research Institute generates data and research that is vital to sustaining healthy, productive, and just environments for Latinos by turning knowledge into action.

In addition to the vibrant intellectual community within Latino Studies, UT faculty have access to incredible academic resources, such as the LLILAS Benson Collections, Harry Ransom Center, LBJ Presidential Library and archives, and more.

Salary and rank are competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will provide intellectual leadership and vision within the department, with willingness to teach core courses and those pertaining to their research at the undergraduate and PhD levels, and direct dissertations and honors theses. The successful candidate will also contribute to the service mission of the department, college and university. A strong research agenda and productive publication profile is required. We seek a colleague who will eventually serve as the graduate advisor for our PhD program.

Application Instructions:

Please submit an electronic application via Interfolio with your CV, letter of interest, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence (Course Instructor Surveys or averages, sample syllabus for undergraduate course, and/or any other documentation that demonstrates teaching excellence), and a list of three references and their contact information addressed to Karma Chávez, Chair, Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies by October 19, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process, assistance is available from Interfolio's Customer Support [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807.

A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate. PhD is required for this position.




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Posted: 9/13/2019
Application Due: 10/8/2019
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