Assistant/Associate/Professor of English and Languages and director of the Texas Folklore Society
40% Teaching/Service: As a member of the English program faculty in the Department of English and Languages, this faculty member will teach classes in folklore and literature for students in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The faculty member will also be responsible for taking the lead in the development of primary and secondary curriculum resources for teaching Texas folklore. As a member of the English faculty, this person will also teach core English curriculum courses. As a faculty member, the person will be expected to participate in institutional service roles for the department, college, and university.
40% Administrative/Development – This faculty member will also serve as the secretary-editor/executive director of the Texas Folklore Society (TFS). In conjunction with the TFS Executive Committee and board of directors, this person will operate the day to day business as well as coordinate the programming, administration, and strategic planning of the Society. This faculty member also will assist in pursuing grants and endowment gifts for Tarleton and the Texas Folklore Society. This person will be responsible for: the compilation, editing, publication and promotion of the annual TFS book; overseeing all financial accounting including maintaining TFS’s 501(c)(3) status; arranging and planning the annual meeting of the TFS; manage society membership through recruiting, retention and outreach; communication through multiple venues, including maintaining the website, and supervise and management of the volunteer program
20% The faculty member must continue to make significant scholarly contributions in the field of Texas, Southwest, and/or Latin American folklore in the US and present his or her findings at professional meetings and in scholarly publications