Asst Professor: English

Job Details

UNT System Overview:

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Posting Title:

Asst Professor: English

Department:

UNT-English-121600

College/School:

CLASS

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

ORP Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Department Summary:

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in postcolonial, decolonial and/or Indigenous literary studies with specializations in any related period or area.

UNT is an R1 Minority Serving and Hispanic Serving Institution in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metro region. Our English Department is comprised of energetic faculty involved in robust teaching and research projects in African American, Latinx, 2SLGBTQIA+ Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as cutting-edge work in British, American, transatlantic, and Anglophone literatures and cultures; creative writing; and rhetoric.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 course load in our undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs and will be expected to teach courses with specializations in postcolonial, transatlantic, and/or Native American and Indigenous literatures and cultures, and literary theory.

The Department of English is seeking a Assistant Professor with a specialty in Decolonial, Postcolonial, or NAIS Literature, open period. This position is needed to maintain and expand our developing strengths in race and ethnic studies, which builds on UNT’s status as a majority-minority university. The person will teach a range of classes, such as ENGL 2331 (World Literature), ENGL 2342 (Forms of Literature), ENGL 1913 (Topics in World Literature), ENGL 3920 (Ethnic American Literatures), ENGL 4245 (Postcolonial Literature and Theory), ENGL 5530 (Studies in American Literature and Culture), ENGL 5810 (Survey of Critical Theory), ENGL 6810 (Topics in Critical Theory), ENGL 6820 (Topics in Cultural Studies).

Minimum Qualifications:

PHD in English or related field, active publication agenda, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Posting Number:

F1395P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should have a publication record commensurate with their experience and should submit a cover letter, CV, 20-30 page writing sample, and a teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy, general classroom methods, and preparedness to meet the needs of diverse student populations that make up a large portion of our student body.

Three letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/76955

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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