Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of English (American Literature)

Location
New Mexico, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details


Job Title Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of English (American Literature) Rank Assistant/Associate Professor Classification Title Tenure Track Position Summary

Highlands is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American, or African American students and nearly 40% studying at the master’s degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1,300 students at centers in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola, Farmington, and Raton. The university enrolls students from 42 states, 19 tribes, and 35 foreign countries. For more information about the university, visit the website at http://www.nmhu.edu.

The Department of English offers a B.A. in English with traditional, English education, and pre-professional tracks, and minors in English and in writing. We also offer an M.A. in English with concentrations in literature, creative writing, composition, and linguistics. The mission of the department is to foster intellectual growth, creativity, and professional success in the literary arts, including the publication of the literary journal the New Mexico Review.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities (18 credit hours in the first year; 24 credit hours in subsequent years) include lower-level American literature surveys, upper-level and graduate courses in American literature, freshman composition, and other courses as assigned by the department.

In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; conduct research in area of specialization; and present research at scholarly conferences and in professional publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate or ABD in English or related field, specializing in American literature, by time of appointment, fall 2021;

Demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and writing

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred secondary specialization in Indigenous literature or African American literature

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Teaching responsibilities (18 credit hours in the first year; 24 credit hours in subsequent years) include lower-level American literature surveys, upper-level and graduate courses in American literature, freshman composition, and other courses as assigned by the department.

In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; conduct research in area of specialization; and present research at scholarly conferences and in professional publications.

Work Location Las Vegas, NM Campus
Posting Number F209P Posting Open Date 02/11/2021 Posting Close Date 03/02/2021 Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) a letter of application discussing teaching experience and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy statement, and 4) unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts. Online application must include names, phone numbers, and e‐mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Selected applicants will participate in an initial ZOOM interview. Official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of this interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Amanda May at amandamay@nmhu.edu. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

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  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
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