Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Xicanx/Chicanx/Latinx

Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Xicanx/Chicanx/Latinx Rhetorics)

Application Deadline
December 1, 2022

Position Details
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

The Department of English at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor in Xicanx/Chicanx/Latinx Rhetorics to begin August 2023. Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. by August 2023.

The successful candidate will have a record of and/or show promise in scholarship in rhetoric that displays a historical understanding of Xicanx/Chicanx/Latinx communities in the U.S. and experience and knowledge of working with ethnically diverse cultural perspectives. They will demonstrate experience in teaching interdisciplinary introductory and upper-division courses in Xicanx/Chicanx/Latinx Rhetorics and Composition and in teaching first-year writing. They will teach from an intersectional, social justice framework that centers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or migration status.

We welcome applications from scholars whose work engages power relations within and across Latinx communities. Any of the racial and ethnic experiences of Latinidad, including from indigenous, African-descended/Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, and hybrid perspectives. We also welcome applicants whose work engages gender and sexuality as it intersects with Latinx/Chicanx/Xicanx epistemologies, including decolonial feminisms, two-spirit, gender diverse, and queer studies approaches. This position is one of three hires under the critical discourse of decoloniality.

Other duties will include mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, carrying out a scholarly research agenda, and contributing service at the department and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in Rhetoric and Composition; English; Communications; Literacy Studies; Chicana/o Studies; Latina/o Studies; or related fields
• Evidence of or potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level
• Evidence of or potential for academic research, scholarship and creative activities leading to publication and presentation in the field of rhetoric
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Department Details
The TCU Department of English has 33 full-time faculty members who lead two majors (English and Writing), three minors (English, Writing, and Creative Writing), an MA program and two PhD programs (English and Rhetoric and Composition).

School/College Description
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at Complete an application which consists of personal contact information, three references and their contact information, and a voluntary survey. Then, upload 1) a letter of application, 2) full CV, and 3) writing sample. Additional material may be requested at a later time. TCU only accepts online applications and documents.

AA/EEO Statement
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