Assistant Professor of English (Latinx/Chicanx Literature and Culture)
The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
The Department of English at the University of the Incarnate Word seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of English specializing in Latinx/Chicanx literature and culture (tenure-track, 4-4 teaching load) beginning in August 2020. The Assistant Professor of English (Latinx/Chicanx Literature and Culture) teaches lower- and upper-division courses while balancing research and service responsibilities. The University of the Incarnate Word is an HSI in San Antonio, Texas with a long history of engaging with the region’s cultural diversity and working on behalf of social justice. Our mission can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusiveness. For reasons of equity and inclusion, we will be conducting first-round interviews via videoconferences rather than at the MLA Convention.
This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.
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Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Ability to deliver Composition courses;
- Ability to deliver a wide variety of courses (lower and upper-division) pertaining to Latinx/Chicanx studies (an emphasis on Borderlands literature is preferred);
- Research competency in area of specialization;
- Familiarity with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition;
- Demonstrated understanding of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs);
- Demonstrated competency in instruction and mentoring of students from a variety of backgrounds, including first-generation, low income, and racial and ethnic minorities;
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
- Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
- Ph.D. in English with specialization in Latinx/Chicanx literature and culture;
- Ph.D. is required prior to the appointment start date.
Required Work Experience
Minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience in the field with a demonstrated instructional competency via student and peer evaluation processes.
UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).