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Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts/Literature and Cultural Studies (Hispanic Literature)Edit

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Only complete applications will be considered. Please include a cover letter, C.V., writing sample (article), two syllabi (one from a Literature or Culture course in Spanish and another from a survey course uploaded as a single document), and a list of three references.

Posting DetailsEdit

Title InformationEdit

Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 00031
FLSA Exempt

Position InformationEdit

Posting Number FRGV0442
Working Title Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts/Literature and Cultural Studies (Hispanic Literature)
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
FTE 1.0
Scope of Job

The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Hispanic Literature and Culture to begin Fall 2016. The position may also include teaching introductory and survey courses in Spanish, as well as specialized courses in Hispanic Literature and Culture 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 UTRGV’s guiding principles, 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 Spanish, specializing in Hispanic Literature and Culture or another closely related field, from an accredited university. ABDs may be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2016 is required for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

We welcome expertise in teaching and research on any genre or topic within contemporary Hispanic literature/culture. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

We welcome expertise on any genre or topic within Hispanic Literature and/or Culture. Some administrative experience (advising and program building) will also be considered an asset. Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

License or Certification Required?
Salary
Desired Start Date 09/01/2016

Posting Detail InformationEdit

EEO Statement

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.


Diversity Statement 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.

Open Date 01/25/2016
Close Date 02/25/2016
Open Until Filled No
Review of Candidates Start Date 02/26/2016
Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Only complete applications will be considered. Please include a cover letter, C.V., writing sample (article), two syllabi (one from a Literature or Culture course in Spanish and another from a survey course uploaded as a single document), and a list of three references.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

Posting Supplemental QuestionsEdit

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Applicant DocumentsEdit

Required Documents

  1. Writing / Publication Sample
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Interest
  5. Additional Document

Optional Documents

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