Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Multiethnic and Latinx Literature

SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Faculty)

Department: English  

Budget Title: Assistant Professor

Local Title: Assistant Professor of English-Multi-Ethnic and Latinx Literature

Posting Date: TBD

Classification:  N/A

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Multiethnic and Latinx Literature

The English Department at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Multiethnic Literature and teaching expertise in Latinx Literature. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in Multiethnic and Latinx Literature, which might include Latino/a, diasporic, borderland, and/or immigrant narratives and intersectionalities. The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 2023.

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 26% of our majors identify as Asian-Pacific, Black, Latinx, or multi-racial.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including general education and introductory literature and writing courses as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The candidate hired for this position will also hold affiliate status in the Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx 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, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching and mentoring, and service within the college and disciplinary community. For more information about the English Department, please visit our website:

We welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, especially Latinx scholars, working on issues of race who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching and who are invested in doing this work collaboratively with our faculty. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, including Black Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

To this end, we ask that candidates include, among their application materials, a separate statement identifying past experience that promotes equity and diversity and/or describing plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized minorities in the applicant’s area of expertise, in affiliate programs, and in the academy more broadly. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please visit this link:


Applicants must have a PhD in English or related field or supply solid indication of imminent completion. Preference will be given to candidates who can provide strong evidence of active research and publication and who can demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, the one-page diversity statement referred to above, a sample of ongoing research, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Finalist's references will be sent a link to upload a letter of reference. 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 the position is filled: priority given to those received by November 1st.  

Other important information about this vacancy: 

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. Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at

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