Assistant Professor of English: Latina/o/x Literatures and Cultures

The Department of English at New Mexico State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of American Literature with specialization in Latina/o/x literatures and cultures, broadly conceived. We welcome expertise in any area of this specialization, including Chicana/o/x, Afro-Latinx, Caribbean, Latinx Indigeneity, and Borderlands or transnational studies. Additional expertise in Indigenous literatures and cultures of the Americas is especially welcomed. The successful applicant will have a PhD in hand (by August 2023) in English or a closely related field and will be ready to teach a broad range of courses, including surveys of post-Civil War American Literature and upper division/graduate seminars in areas of research specialization. Typical teaching load is 3/3 plus service on MA committees.

The Department of English offers a BA in English (with emphases in Creative Writing, Literature, and Rhetoric), an MA in English (with emphases in Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and English Studies for Teachers), an online MA in Technical and Professional Communication, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. We are home to the University-wide Writing Program as well as to NMSU’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. We welcome candidates interested in building interdisciplinary links between programs within and beyond the English department. 

New Mexico State University is a land-grant, Hispanic-Serving Institution in Southern New Mexico that serves multilingual, multicultural students from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands region and beyond. We acknowledge that we live, work, and teach on Piro-Manso-Tiwa and Apache land. In support of our mission and dedication to our students, we seek a colleague able to articulate professional practices and histories of disciplinary knowledge in inclusive and expansive ways. We encourage applications from scholars of color, LGBTQ scholars, disabled scholars, women, gender-nonconforming scholars, and scholars of other underrepresented groups. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

NMSU is a comprehensive institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. Home to the state's NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. 

Benefits: Group medical, hospital, and dental insurance, group life and disability insurance, and state educational retirement plan. 

Deadline: Applications must be received by Nov. 1, 2022. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom in mid-December. 

Application Procedure: Submit letter of application, CV, 20- to 25-page writing sample, and three reference letters to

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