Assistant Professor of English

The English Department at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track position with a specialization in Latinx Literature of the United States. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in Latinx Literature, covering the field's historical breadth.  SUNY New Paltz is a competitive regional comprehensive university with a diverse student body, with students coming primarily from New York City, Long Island, and upstate New York. Currently 20% of students at SUNY New Paltz identify as Latinx. 

In addition, candidates will teach general education courses in literature, surveys of American literature, as well as senior- and graduate-level courses in the candidate's specialty. The candidate hired for this position will also hold affiliate status in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at SUNY New Paltz and will teach at least one course per year in that program. The standard teaching load for this position is 18 credits per year. In addition, this person will be expected to develop and carry out a research program sufficient to earn tenure. For more information about the English Department, please visit our website:

Ph.D. in English or related field required. ABD candidates with a firm date of completion will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and a successful record as a scholar. Applicants from communities underrepresented in higher education are especially welcome to apply. 

Electronic submission required. Applications should include letter of application, CV, teaching statement of not more than two pages, writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. To apply, please visit:

If you have questions about the application process or are an individual with a disability and need assistance, please call (845) 257-3675.

Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 11/1/19.

This position offers full New York State benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members - students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our culture and our mission of public education. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness, and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

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