Assistant Professor College of Liberal and Fine Arts, English

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Sep 29, 2023
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description


Assistant Professor College of Liberal and Fine Arts, English

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 10765
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Information

The University of Texas at San Antonio, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and the Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Latina/ o/ x Literatures and Cultures.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

As the third-largest of nine academic universities within The University of Texas System, UTSA is a leading public Hispanic Serving Institution, Carnegie R1 University deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. UTSA specializes in health, cybersecurity, fundamental futures, and human-social development, reflected in its urban-serving mission. UTSA fosters an innovation ecosystem that is accelerating transdisciplinary research through public and private strategic partnerships, home to a myriad of cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes along with research core facilities, and a robust system of research development to create discovery that enables innovative and cutting-edge work. With over 34,000 students supported by more than 1,400 faculty and 5,600 staff and student employees, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan and South Texas region. As one of the few universities designated as both Hispanic Serving Institution and a R1 University, UTSA is committed to both learning and discovery. UTSA is focused on advancing the educational success of many first-generation, low income, underserved, transfer, Veteran, adult learners and international students by a faculty and academic experience second to none. UTSA is focused on promoting social and economic prosperity for our region, where 63% of its students come from San Antonio and South Texas. More than two thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underserved by higher education (with more than half of the student body identifying as Hispanic) and about half of UTSA students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 40% of UTSA's total undergraduate population. Further enhancing the already rich mosaic of our student population is UTSA's military community, which makes up approximately 15% of total students and includes active-duty military members, veterans, reserves/guard, and their spouses and dependents. For more information about UTSA, please visit


UTSA's most academically diverse college, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts contributes to the education of virtually every student at UTSA. In addition to exemplary teaching, the college produces quality research and creative works in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


The Department of English in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) consists of nearly twenty full-time faculty members and offers several undergraduate degree programs, a master's degree, and a doctoral degree in English—the only PhD program in the humanities at UTSA. Our faculty engage in innovative research in diverse fields, publish regularly with leading presses and journals, and assume leadership in an array of prestigious national and international organizations. Faculty have been honored with Fulbright Fellowships, NEH Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation grants, and many other awards, including the Regent's Teaching Award.

Position Summary

Candidates may specialize in any aspect of Latina/ o/ x Literatures, preferably with an emphasis on the literatures of the U.S./ Mexico border; postcolonial/ decolonial theory; literary and cultural formations of Latinidad both regionally and globally; and/ or trans- and multi-disciplinary approaches to Latinx studies.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in English, Latinx or Chicanx Studies, or a related discipline by July 2024. Candidates will be expected to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a robust Ph.D. program that offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies, with coursework required in U.S. Latina/o literature and the theory and practice of teaching composition. Our recently revised undergraduate curriculum includes required courses in postcolonial/ decolonial literature and theory and borders, race, and literature. Teaching load is 2/2 with opportunities for release time for research. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Deadline for applications to be received is November 6, 2023. Application Instructions provide applicants with a list of required documents and compliance related statements. Italicized items are mandatory for all recruitments.

To apply applicants must upload the following in a single PDF document:

A cover letter

A current curriculum vitae

Complete contact information for at least three professional references and 3 letters of recommendation sent to

A writing sample not to exceed 30 pages

A one-page teaching philosophy

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon time of hire.

Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval, and applicants must show a demonstrated commitment.

EEO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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