Assistant Professor in Indigenous studies

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Indigenous studies beginning Fall 2024. We welcome applications from scholars of all periods, geographies, and genres of Native American literatures and cultures as well as scholars working on Indigenous literatures outside of the Americas, including those doing comparative work. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise includes comparative ethnic studies, studies of race and diaspora, gender studies, material/visual culture, digital humanities, and/or environmental studies.  We are seeking scholars who will help to build Indigenous studies at a Hispanic Serving Institution and contribute to a department curriculum in literatures and cultures of the Americas, within and beyond the United States. We welcome applications from scholars working on those Native nations on whose land the university sits--including the Tonkawa, Tawakoni, Hueco, Sana, Wichita, and Coahuiltecan.

 

The position requires a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Native American Studies, American Studies, or related field, evidence of teaching experience, and a strong research agenda. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active program of research and publication, create new courses relevant to their area(s) of expertise, and supervise graduate student research. They will have the opportunity to participate in the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs in Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS), Women’s & Gender Studies (WGST), and Africana Studies (AFST). In addition, Texas A&M’s founding in 1876 under the Morrill Land Grants Act of 1862 was funded by the United States government’s sale of Indigenous territory (https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.4/indigenous-affairs-education-land-grab-universities), which further renders the university an important site for critical engagement with Indigenous studies. Job responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses; conducting and publishing creative and/or scholarly work; undertaking appropriate academic service on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The normal teaching load is 2/2.

 

Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, minors in health humanities, professional writing, and science fiction studies, and MA and PhD programs.  Texas A&M is an American Association of Universities (AAU) institution and an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department provides support for new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops.  

 

To apply: submit a cover letter, CV, Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service as applicable, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded to Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/131364 ) by November 15, 2023.  For more information, please visit the English Department website at https://english.tamu.edu.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the search committee chair, Ira Dworkin idworkin@tamu.edu, with any questions.


Similar searches: Full-time, 4-year college or university, English, Professor, Assistant, Texas