Assistant/Associate Professor in Latinx Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

November 4, 2021

Description

Posting Information Department English and Comp Literature - 311500

Posting Open Date 10/05/2021 Application Deadline 11/04/2021 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Latinx Studies Appointment Type Open Rank Vacancy ID FAC0003666 Full-time/Part-time Full Time Hours per week FTE Position Location Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022

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Position Summary

The Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach a 2/2 teaching load in Latinx Studies with an emphasis on Latinx literature and related forms of cultural production. We seek a candidate with strong scholarly potential and achievement whose research and pedagogy are focused on one or more of the following areas: Afro-Latinx literary and cultural production (including intermedia forms) with consideration of the African Diaspora and legacies of enslavement in the Americas; Latinx environmentalisms and environmental justice from various intersectional perspectives; medical humanities (with an emphasis on public health issues); and Latinx educational experiences within and beyond U.S. educational systems. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in several of the above areas and must demonstrate a commitment to expanding the offerings and reach of The UNC Latina/o Studies Program (https: // lsp.unc.edu), which was established in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the Southeast. The courses of The UNC Latina/o Studies Program (including an Introduction to Latinx Studies) are primarily geared to the needs of the undergraduate Minor (LTNO) in Latina/o Studies with a growing student enrollment. The successful candidate will also serve the needs of graduate students by teaching a graduate course in Latinx Studies every two years. The overall duties of this position involve teaching, research, and service, the latter inclusive of public humanities engagement. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the flagship institution of a strong state university system comprising 17 campuses across North Carolina; neighbor institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Meredith College. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Since the 1980s, there has been a rapid growth of Latinx populations in the Southeast from other parts of the United States (i.e. California), Mexico, Central America, as well as places in South America like Colombia and Ecuador. In fact, since 2008, the Southeast of the United States has had the greatest increase in Latinx populations above all other regions of the country. The UNC Latina/o Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill was developed to acknowledge and respond to these changing demographics in the region and in NC especially. Statewide, at the present time, approximately 10% of North Carolina's population is Latinx. Inaugurated on September 20, 2004, the Latina/o Studies Program (LSP) at UNC-Chapel Hill is the first program of its kind in the Southeast. While transdisciplinary and drawing on multiple departments, it is housed within The Department of English and Comparative Literature from where it originated. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022. This position entails an annual salary range depending on rank.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Ph.D. in English or a related field must be in hand by start date of July 1, 2022 with a concentration of research, publishing, teaching, and service in Latinx Studies and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

1. Publications appropriate to application rank (as an assistant or associate). 2. Demonstrated research and teaching excellence in Latinx Studies with an emphasis on literary studies informed by historical and/or cultural studies. 3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. 4. Commitment to the development of the UNC Latina/o Studies Program within the Department of English & Comparative Literature. 5. Strong communication skills and interest in fomenting Latinx Studies in relation to the public humanities.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities Special Instructions

The Department of English and Comparative Literature enthusiastically supports UNC-CH's diversity policy, which affirms that the University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. To apply: Please submit an application, curriculum vitae, scholarly writing sample (6,000 words max), research statement (500 words max), teaching statement (500 words max – uploaded as “Other Document”), diversity statement (500 words max – uploaded as “Other 2 Document”), and an official graduate transcript. Applicants are required to identify the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Deadline for applications: November 4, 2021. We will schedule Zoom interviews in November and/or early to mid-December and Zoom or in-person campus visits in January as needed.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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