Friday, November 19, 2010

Job Opening: Tenure Line Assistant Professor

The English Department of the University of New Mexico seeks a tenure-line assistant professor who specializes in American, Chicano/a, and southwestern literary and cultural studies from the Progressive Era (1910s) to the present. Desirable secondary qualifications include expertise in interdisciplinary methodologies and critical regionalisms, though we prefer projects that are decidedly literary.

The teaching responsibilities associated with this position will include—but not be strictly limited to—our Chicano/a literature sequence (sophomore- to M.A.-level courses), as well as our lower-division American Literature surveys (both early and late) and upper-division historical survey of literary criticism and theory. Courses typically taught by members of UNM’s literature faculty range from sophomore level introductions to Ph.D. seminars. The teaching load is 2/2.
The appointment will be in a probationary position leading to a tenure decision.

The search committee will begin to review applications on December 7, 2010 and continue the screening process until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place by telephone. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and scholarly writing sample (of not more than 25 pages) at  Please submit 3 letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Gary Scharnhorst, Search Committee Chair, at or to University of New Mexico, English Department, MSC03 2170, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

The appointment date is August 2011, and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by that date.  Minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in Chicana/o Literature or related discipline.  Preferred qualifications include:  2 years of college or university teaching experience, scholarly publications or professional presentations, and knowledge of and ability to teach general courses in American Literature, Southwestern American Literature, interdisciplinary studies, and/or literary criticism and theory.

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research institution, a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution, and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service.


  1. Was this written for Melina Vizcaino-Alemán?

  2. No, this is to replace the position of Hector Torres who was killed last year. These are the courses he used to teach.