UN Reno: Assistant Prof, Latinx/Chicanx Literatures




Twentieth and Twenty-First Century U.S. Latinx and/or Chicanx Literatures

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Deadline: October 18, 2017

The University of Nevada, Reno announces an entry-level tenure-track position in twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Latinx and/or Chicanx literatures to begin fall semester of 2018. The position will be a joint appointment in the English Department and the Gender, Race, and Identity Program. Applicants possessing or expecting PhDs in English, Latinx or Chicanx Studies or related fields no later than July 1 2018, are invited to apply. Secondary areas of specialization might include cultural studies, critical race theory, border theories and literatures, indigenous studies and literatures, feminist theory, queer theory, globalization and citizenship, migration, environmental humanities, visual studies, and film studies.

The teaching load will be shared equally between English and GRI and will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty who teach and mentor graduate students and engage in scholarly research typically have a 2/2 load.

The GRI program offers a major in Women’s Studies, as well as minors in Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, and Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Race and Identity Studies. We are actively developing new curriculum, with emphases in Latinx Studies and Indigenous Studies. The English department supports interdisciplinary work and offers undergraduate degrees in literature, writing, and linguistics, as well as MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; CV; contact information for three professional references by October 18, 2017. Applicants may be contacted later for a writing sample and teaching philosophy.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s top tier of “best national universities.” Our student enrollment of some 22,000 includes nearly 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a multicultural environment.

The university has a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art and music scene. Known for its proximity to the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is close to Sacramento and San Francisco and has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico.

Required Qualifications:
An active and promising research agenda is expected, as are experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The PhD must be completed no later than July 1, 2018. Successful candidates must be able to teach twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Latinx or Chicanx literatures and must demonstrate an ability to support the university’s commitment to inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:

A track record of campus programming or community engagement is preferred, including experience developing Latinx curriculum and programming and mentoring.

Contact Information for this Position: Search Chair: Jen Hill, jmhill@unr.edu; Search Coordinator: Jasmine Hankey, jhankey@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants: By October 18, 2017, electronically submit a detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; CV; and contact information for three professional references. Please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25955 to apply.

Note to All Applicants: A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Open Date: 09/10/2017

Job Close Date: 10/18/2017



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