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Assistant Professor of American Literature

Texas A&M International University
Texas, United States
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of American Literature


The Department of Humanities at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an Assistant Professor of American Literature (a tenure-track, 9-month position) to begin Fall 2020.   Duties will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, (2) maintaining an active research agenda, and (3) performing university service.  A reduced course load (2/2 in the first year, 2/3 in the second year, and 3/3 for the remaining four years of the tenure-track) is provided to allow time for scholarship/research.


We desire candidates with:

  • An established record of or strong potential for scholarly publication;
  • Research expertise and/or teaching experience in any subfield of American Literature from the origins to the present; and
  • Scholarly interests in the study of the Americas from a comparative perspective, particularly the dialogues between Latin and Anglo-American Literatures.


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate degree in English or a closely related discipline at the time of application.  The official start date is August 16, 2020.



TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit  We offer a reduced teaching load for junior faculty to allow for scholarly activities/publications.   TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.  Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided by the university.


Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.


Applications must be submitted online at


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:


  • Resume/ CV
  • Cover letter
  • At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial Transcripts


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Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation and employment is contingent on the results of the criminal history investigation

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