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Assistant Professor - Latinx Literature and Culture

University of Illinois at Chicago - English Department
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English, specializing in U. S. Latinx Literature and Culture, beginning Fall 2022. In addition to demonstrated expertise in Latinx Literature and Culture, areas of focus might include Hemispheric Studies, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Film and Media Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, Environmental Studies, or Gender and Sexuality Studies.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a research agenda of substantial promise and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2-2. Located in the heart of Chicago, the UIC English Department is home to a wide variety of student programs and award-winning faculty research and writing. We are the largest humanities major at UIC, and offer MA and PhD programs in English Studies, Creative Writing, and English Education.  Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

For fullest consideration please complete an on-line application at, including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and either the names and email addresses of three references or a link to a dossier service, by October 29, 2021. To begin the application process, follow the “create account” link before proceeding to the job listings.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, see UI HR Website.

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