Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x Literatures

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x Literatures in the Department of English. Areas of specialization might include but are not limited to Latina/o/x literatures, Literatures of the Americas (Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America). Secondary expertise in Indigenous Literatures, film and/or media studies, environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and/or digital technologies are also welcome. The successful candidate will join a talented and engaged department that is dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship, with opportunities in CCSU's Latino and Puerto Rican Studies Program and the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center. The normal load is 12 course credits per semester. There are opportunities for course release to pursue research. The position requires active scholarship and publication in the field, plus university and professional service

CCSU is an inclusive and “student success-centered” institution with an increasingly diverse student body that represents the populations of the communities it serves. We are dedicated to enhancing our innovative practices to increase access, improve retention, engage students in campus life, incorporate high-impact practices, and promote educational achievement and career readiness.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature or related field (Chicano/Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc.). Candidates in the process of completing the degree will be considered.

• Experience teaching Latino/a/x literature at the undergraduate level.

• Demonstrated commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in teaching U.S., Latinx, and/or Latin American Literatures in translation.

• Experience in teaching first-year /general education students.

• Experience teaching academic writing to undergraduate students.

• Evidence of scholarly activity at conferences and in publishing.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community:

Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 23, 2023. Extended closing date:  March 13, 2023. 

To begin the application process, follow link  and electronically submit the following documents:

• Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position

• Current curriculum vitae

• Names of three professional references including their email address and telephone numbers.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2023-2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Mentzer Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2742 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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