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Assistant Professor of English in Children's Literature

Assistant Professor of English in Children's Literature

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 9/15/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/13/2024
Faculty
Full Time
About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is the nation's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. More than half of our undergraduate students are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.  


Job Description:

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Children's Literature to begin fall 2024. In conjunction with our new Interdisciplinary Research Building, UTEP is developing research hubs to connect scholars across campus around the following foci: Bilingualism, Environmentalism, Health Disparities, and Digital Humanities. Accordingly, we are looking for candidates with an interdisciplinary research agenda that includes one of the following areas of expertise: bilingualism, translingualism, community literacies, critical literacy development, multimodal studies, multimodality and digital literacy, genre studies (e.g., graphic novels, non-fiction, poetry, oral history), LGBTQIA and gender studies, literary and reading theories, trauma studies or Social-Emotional Learning, environmentalism and climate change, scientific literacy development, disability studies, race studies, or the history of children's literature. We are interested in scholars with outstanding research promise and an emerging record of research, particularly those with experience in grant writing and who are prepared to seek extramural funding for interdisciplinary collaborations.

In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate will teach courses that contribute to our department's undergraduate and graduate curricula in Literature, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and English Education. While our undergraduate courses serve mostly preservice teachers, our graduate courses comprise practicing teachers and students in our other graduate programs. Some experience as a K-6 educator is desirable, as is experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and graduate level and/or working with linguistically diverse students. We seek a faculty member who shares the university's commitment to providing an excellent education for all students.


Requirements:

Ph.D. in English Education, English, Rhetoric, Library Science, or Comparative Literature by August 31, 2024. Active research agenda and strong commitment to teaching first-generation students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution.


Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based upon budgetary approval.

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at titleix@utep.edu, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample (25-30 pages), (4) a one-page research plan that reflects the candidate's contribution to our research hubs, and (5) the names and full contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.