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Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies

Florida Atlantic University
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2022. We invite applications from candidates with teaching and research interests in U. S. Latinx literatures, including Afrolatinx literatures, and/or Latinx Rhetoric and Composition.  Special attention may be given to candidates whose work speaks to the culture, demographics, and geography of South Florida. 


The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.


The new hire will contribute substantially to FAU’s Comparative Studies PhD program and to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative. The new faculty member may also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the Study of the Americas Initiative and join the Afrolatinx Diaspora Faculty cluster in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.


The hired candidate will teach on the Boca Raton campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department's Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary PhD program.


FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. The Department of English is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. The Department strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a college-wide initiative designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to DEI, as well as to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies across the university. We are seeking faculty who can teach in these and other areas while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.  



Minimum Qualifications:

PhD from an accredited institution in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level.




Commensurate with Experience



College or Department:

College of Arts & Letters




Boca Raton



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Application Deadline:




Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of three references.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
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