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Literature and Cultural Studies


Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: LCS Assistant Professor

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job: (Details) The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in 20th Century Literature/Cultural Studies to begin Fall 2015. The position may also include teaching introductory courses in literature; survey of American, British, or World literature; and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MA) levels.

UTRGV has 11 colleges and schools offering 61 baccalaureate degrees, 50 master’s degrees, and 4 doctorates in the liberal arts, fine arts, education, sciences, business and entrepreneurship, engineering and computer science, and health affairs. It will open a medical school in 2016. The university has nearly 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and continues to grow, as it is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. The department is seeking candidates who are committed to UT-RGV’s guiding principles (see, http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/transition-plan/guiding-principlesbecoming an emerging research), which include promoting access to postsecondary education for a diverse student body to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving research institutions in the U.S.A. The department is seeking high quality faculty members who will pursue global excellence in teaching and service, including applied and translational research to address critical local, state, national, and global needs and providing a leadership role in fostering economic and community partnerships to help solve local, state, national, and global problems.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualification is a PhD in English, Comparative Literature or other closely related field with specialization in 20th Century Literature and Cultural Studies from an accredited university. ABDs may be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2015 is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: We welcome work on any genre or topic within contemporary literature/culture, but are especially interested in a cultural studies approach. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Preferred Qualifications: We welcome work on any genre or topic within 20th Century literature/culture, but are especially interested in a cultural studies approach. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. License or Certification Required? No

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2015

Posting Detail Information EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

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