Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature

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Fairfield CT

The English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Latinx Literature beginning in September 2019. We welcome candidates with secondary interests in Chicano/a Studies; Caribbean literature, including Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban; Latin American literature; and/or critical theory. There will be opportunities to collaborate with Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Black Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and American Studies. Applicants must have a strong commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom.  The potential for developing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization is also required.

Requirements:

The position requires teaching three literature courses at the undergraduate level each semester. The successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by the position start date, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

About Fairfield University:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Additional Information:

The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

For full consideration all material must be submitted by November 16, 2018.

How to apply

For full consideration, please click here and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • dossier (3 letters of recommendation)

Category:

Academic – Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.