Assistant Professor - English

Job Details

Job location: Commerce TAMUC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-21
Req: R-042351
Job Title

Assistant Professor - English


Texas A&M University - Commerce


Literature & Languages

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


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Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    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.

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The Department of Literature & Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce is seeking an Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in Latinx literature and film studies. This is a tenure-track position with a nine-month appointment and the possibility of teaching during the summer. The ideal candidate will have expertise in areas of Latinx literary studies, which may include specializations in Borderlands narratives, multi-ethnic American literatures, and similar areas. Preferred candidates should also have the ability to teach a breadth of film-studies courses, including subjects such as film history, narrative film, film genres, and film theory and criticism. This position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the expectation of face-to-face and online teaching. The Department of Literature & Languages has English programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and faculty work closely with students at all levels. Faculty at Texas A & M University-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community.


  • Teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral-level courses in English;
  • Maintaining and expanding upon an active research agenda;
  • Advising students;
  • Preparing syllabi;
  • Updating course materials;
  • Developing curriculum;
  • Delivery of instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs;
  • Maintaining a current understanding of changes and trends in the discipline and effective pedagogical practices;
  • Providing service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community; and
  • Continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching


  • Education: PhD in English with concentration in Latinx literature or a closely-related area.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrated experience and knowledge in primary area.
  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: N/A
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Other Requirements: Ability to use computer software and programs and to teach online courses as needed


Education skills and experience above and beyond the minimum that would be ideal but is not required.

A secondary concentration in film studies is preferable.



All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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