Assistant Professor of Latinx Literatures and Cultures

The English Department at the University of South Carolina seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latinx Literatures and Cultures. We are open to applications from scholars working in any historical period, genre, and methodology. We are especially interested in scholars working at the intersection of Latinx Studies and other fields, including but not limited to Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, Ecocriticism, Film and Media Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Disability Studies. Evidence of the ability to conduct excellent research is essential, and the successful candidate should be prepared to offer courses in the field in our undergraduate and graduate programs (where the teaching load is typically 2/2). PhD must be in hand by August 16, 2022.

All applicants must complete an online application at: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (of no more than 30 pages), and the names and email addresses of three reviewers (who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation directly). The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021, and hopes to conduct first-round interviews in mid-December. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Anne Gulick, at

The University of South Carolina’s flagship campus in Columbia is a Research 1 University, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 94 public and 37 private institutions of higher education with “very high research activity” and a strong focus on community engagement. The University offers more than 320 degree programs, houses a nationally-ranked library system, and serves a diverse population from across the state and beyond it—with over 35,000 students on the main campus and more than 51,000 students system-wide. The city of Columbia, the state capital, is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and is close to mountains and the coast.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize that diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and a continuous process of improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 

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