Asst Prof of English, 20th- and 21st-c. American Fiction and Film
- Location details
- Las Cruces, NM
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Literature, American
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
- New Mexico
The Department of English at New Mexico State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of 20th- and 21st-century American Fiction and Film. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, with specialization in both fiction and film; demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including, e.g., the second-year survey of American Literature, Perspectives on Film, Film Theory, studies in the novel, and advanced classes in both 20th- and 21st -century American fiction and film; ability to supervise MA theses and serve on MA committees; all requirements for PhD completed by date of hire in August 2024. We especially welcome applicants who will work with us to advance our vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive departmental culture. Typical teaching load is 3/3 plus service on MA committees.
The Department of English offers a BA in English (with emphases in Literature, Language, and Culture; and Rhetoric and Professional Communication), an MA in English (with emphases in Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and English Studies for Teachers), and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. We are home to the university-wide writing program, programs in Literature and Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and the program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which offers a BA (Main campus and Global/online), graduate and undergraduate minors, and hosts the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival.
The candidate hired in this position will pursue an active research agenda alongside faculty working in a range of literary, cultural, rhetorical, and media studies and teach in our English BA and MA programs. The English Department collaborates with other campus entities such as the interdisciplinary Borderland and Ethnic Studies Program and programs in animation and film production and graduate creative writing at the Creative Media Institute. We welcome candidates interested in building interdisciplinary links between programs within and beyond the English department.
New Mexico State University is a land-grant, Hispanic-Serving Institution in Southern New Mexico that serves multilingual, multicultural students from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands region and beyond. We acknowledge that we live, work, and teach on Piro-Manso-Tiwa and Apache land. In support of our mission and dedication to our students, we seek a colleague able to articulate professional practices and histories of disciplinary knowledge in inclusive and expansive ways. We encourage applications from scholars of color, LGBTQ scholars, disabled scholars, women, gender-nonconforming scholars, and scholars of other underrepresented groups. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
NMSU is a comprehensive institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. Home to the state's NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The film industry in New Mexico is one of the fastest growing in the United States and an important sector for regional job creation.
Benefits: Group medical, hospital, and dental insurance, group life and disability insurance, and state educational retirement plan.
Deadline: Screening of applications begins October 15, 2023. Initial interviews will be scheduled by November 17 and conducted via Zoom in mid-December.
Application Procedure: Submit cover letter; CV; 25-30-page writing sample (upload under “Supporting Document”). All application materials must be submitted via the NMSU Careers site: Assistant Professor of English: 20th- and 21st-century American Fiction and Film - Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States (nmsu.edu). Three letters of reference will be requested of candidates at the semifinalist stage.
PhD in English, with specialization in both fiction and film;
demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research;
ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including the second-year survey of American Literature, Perspectives on Film, Film Theory, Studies in the Novel, and advanced classes in both 20th- and 21st -century American fiction and film;
ability to supervise MA theses and serve on MA committees;
all requirements for PhD completed by date of hire in August 2024.
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