Assistant Professor (Social and Environmental Challenges in Latin America: Digital Scholarship)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has implemented a cluster hiring program to recruit top-tier researchers as a part of its Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative.  The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) seeks two faculty members who will expand the digital scholarship footprint within the Social and Environmental Challenges in Latin America cluster.  We define digital scholarship broadly, including digital humanities, new media studies, digital design, multimedia mapping, digital visualization, and/or new journalism, among other areas.  Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to both the scholarly domains of digital scholarship and the technical domains of digital production.  One position is for an assistant professor, the other for an assistant or associate professor.  The cluster hired in Anthropology last year; these new hires will extend the cluster into other disciplines.  The hires will be housed in one or more of COLFA’s departments (, as appropriate.  Successful applicants will have 1) a strong record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to rank; 2) an active research agenda with demonstrated interest and experience in collaborative and/or transdisciplinary research; 3) a research focus on Latin America and/or the Caribbean; 4) the desire and ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for inclusive pedagogy and student success; and 5) a terminal degree in their field at time of appointment. Research-active faculty in COLFA typically teach a 2/2 course load. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be qualified and eligible to work in the United States by time of hire. Materials must be submitted on-line via  For full consideration, applicants should submit their application by December 4, 2020.


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