Assistant Professor of Literature – Global South
- The University of Texas Dallas
- Location details
- Richardson, TX
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Arabic, Other languages
- Employment category
The Language and Literature Program in the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Literature with a specialization in literature of the Global South. Candidates with expertise in South Asian and/or Arabic literatures, in the practice and theory of translation, and in postcolonial theory are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses as part of our BA, MA, and PhD programs in Literature, including seminars and workshops related to the practice and theory of literary translation.
The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester.
Minimum Education and Experience: An earned PhD in literary studies or a related academic discipline (awarded by 8/1/2024) as well as evidence of high potential for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to produce research and scholarly or creative achievements that enhance the program and the discipline, and able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
Languages & Literature Program
The Language & Literature Program at UT Dallas brings together—in a single academic unit—critics, theorists, creative writers, and literary translators who share a commitment to thinking about the aesthetic and political ambitions of literature in a transnational and interdisciplinary context. We offer BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Literature, in addition to graduate certificates in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.
The Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie R1 doctoral research institution, the Bass School fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world.
Applicants should upload the following via the online application:
- Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position.
- Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
- Research statement describing past, present, and future research, including how they mentor (or will mentor) student researchers and foster (or will foster) collaborative research environments.
- A writing sample.
- Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Priority will be given to completed applications received by 2/9/2024. Reviews will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on 2/16/2024.
The University and Community
UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66% of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report).
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout the campus. There are several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) comprised of individuals who share common interests to help build community among UT Dallas faculty and staff (e.g., Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG, UT Dallas Young Professionals).
Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.
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