Assistant Professor of Latina/o/x Literatures and Cultures *Deadline Extended*

The Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024 in Latina/ o/ x Literatures and Cultures. Candidates may specialize in any aspect of Latina/ o/ x Literatures, preferably with an emphasis on the literatures of the U.S./ Mexico border; postcolonial/ decolonial theory; literary and cultural formations of Latinidad both regionally and globally; and/ or trans- and multi-disciplinary approaches to Latinx studies.  Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in English, Latinx or Chicanx Studies, or a related discipline by July 2024.  Candidates will be expected to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a robust Ph.D. program that offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies, with coursework required in U.S. Latina/o literature and the theory and practice of teaching composition.  Our recently revised undergraduate curriculum includes required courses in postcolonial/ decolonial literature and theory and borders, race, and literature.  UTSA is a leading public Hispanic-Serving, Carnegie Research One institution with the expectation of and support for a vigorous and ongoing research agenda.  Teaching load is 2/2 with opportunities for release time for research.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Applicants must apply online and submit (as a single pdf file) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.  Howewever, the priority review date for applications is November 17, 2017.  To ensure fullest consideration, please submit materials on or before this date.  Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to by November 17.  Preliminary screening interviews will take place online in mid-December.   

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Applicants who are selected for campus interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.  

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