Assistant Professor in Department of Mexican American &
College of Liberal Arts
Mexican American & Latina/o Studies
Sep 8, 2021
Open until filled
The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at The
University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall of academic year
2022-23. We seek a social scientist who studies US-based
communities that descend from Central America or the Caribbean. The
ideal candidate will have an emphasis in Afro-Latinidad,
indigeneity, migration, or diaspora and hold a PhD in a relevant
field of study. We are interested in candidates who will contribute
to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through
their teaching, research, and service.
Latino Studies, which is comprised of the Department of Mexican
American & Latina/o Studies (MALS), the Center for Mexican
American Studies (CMAS), and the Latino Research Institute (LRI) is
the leader in Latino thought and advocacy at The University of
Texas at Austin. The department offers a full spectrum of
interdisciplinary courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The center connects the community with campus through innovative
programming and outreach, and the Latino Research Institute
generates data and research that is vital to sustaining healthy,
productive, and just environments for Latinos by turning knowledge
In addition to the vibrant intellectual community within Latino
Studies, UT faculty have access to incredible academic resources,
such as the LLILAS Benson Collections, Harry Ransom Center, LBJ
Presidential Library and archives, and more.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 18, 2022.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful publishing and
research program and a strong teaching record. In addition to
actively researching and publishing, the candidate will be expected
to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, direct honors theses
and dissertations, and provide service to the department, with
eventual service to the college and university. Candidates may come
from any social science background, but those holding a Ph.D. in
Chicana/o or Latina/o Studies, Indigenous Studies, Black Studies,
Ethnic Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Political Science, Gender
and Sexuality Studies, Communication, Psychology, Geography, and
Anthropology are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit an electronic application via Interfolio
with your CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and a list of
three references and their contact information addressed to Karma
Chavez, Chair, Department of Mexican American & Latina/o
Studies. Electronic submissions only via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/94394
The department will begin reviewing applications on October 15th,
2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.
The University of Texas at Austin is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A background check will be conducted on the successful
For further information, please contact:
Danielle Clealand, Search Committee Chair Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org
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To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/81927