Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies
- Texas Christian University
- Location details
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Cultural studies, Humanities, Language teaching, Literature, non-English
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Until filled with priority to applications received by Nov. 1, 2023
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in Mexican Literature and/or Mexican Cultural Studies, effective August 2024. The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Hispanic Studies or a directly related field by the date of employment. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English is required. The candidate should have at least one year of teaching experience in US institutions at the university level.
• 2/3 teaching load in a combination of Spanish language and Latin American literature and cultures courses.
• Conducting original research including refereed publications and scholarly conference presentations.
• Serving on department, college, and university committees.
• Participating in SHS department meetings and curriculum development.
• Ph.D. in Spanish (or equivalent) by the start of appointment.
• Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.
• Specialization in Mexican literature, culture and/or film and a strong research agenda in this field.
• Proven and successful experience teaching Spanish language, composition, conversation, and Latin American literature and culture in Spanish in a college or university.
• Demonstrated record of or potential for commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access efforts.
Housed in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies is supported by 13 faculty members (6 with tenure, 6 instructors, and 1 lecturer) who teach nearly 800 students per semester. The Department has approximately 50 majors and 300 minors.
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 & 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.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
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, bizjournals.com 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 is ongoing; candidates who submit by November 1, 2023, will receive priority. Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, full CV, a one-page teaching statement, and a one-page statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at TCU. Please provide the name of three references who may be asked to submit letters of reference on your behalf. A writing sample and teaching evaluations will be asked of those candidates chosen for remote interviews in December. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ryan Schmitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at email@example.com or 817-257-7790.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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