Assistant Professor of Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture

University of California San Diego


Position overview
Position title: Senate

Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​​ The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position ( The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
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Application Window

Open date: September 1, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description


The Department of Literature at UC San Diego invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor specializing in the field of Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture. We seek a colleague to teach, and design new courses in Mexican literature, film, and/or culture in Spanish and English for undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates will also be expected to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed academic venues, advise undergraduate and graduate thesis projects, and contribute to departmental and university-level service.

We are a global, interdisciplinary department seeking a specialist in Mexican literature and culture (20th and 21st century) with in-depth knowledge of the debates surrounding cultural production both in Mexico, the United States, and Latin America.

We also seek a candidate whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego's transition to HSI and/or objectives of anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community.

Authorization to work in US is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

ABD in Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, or related fields at the time of application

Competence in Spanish and English is expected

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

  • PhD in Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, or related fields by the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience designing and teaching undergraduate and graduate literature courses
  • Preferred candidates will demonstrate historical depth in their approach and evince a strong research agenda
  • While genres, historical periods, and methodologies are open, work and interest in science fiction, narco literature, immigration, or historical fiction is preferred

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that details the direction of their current research and teaching objectives (include job ad code “181” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement).
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Writing Sample - In English
  • Teaching Statement - An overview of the candidate's teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
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Reference requirements

  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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La Jolla, CA

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