Assistant Professor, Latino Literatures and Culture and 20th Century & Contemporary American (U.S.) Literature (State University of New York at Oswego)

State University of New York at Oswego

Assistant Professor, Latino Literatures and Culture and 20th Century & Contemporary American (U.S.) Literature

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latino Literatures and Culture with a dual specialization in Twentieth Century & Contemporary American (U.S.) Literature.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.

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Date of Appointment: August 17, 2015

Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching the core courses in the English major, College Writing, and advanced courses that focus on national and global literatures. Additional responsibilities include advisement of students in the major and department and university service.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree by time of appointment. The candidates primary area of specialization must be in Latino literary and cultural studies with a dual emphasis in 20th century-contemporary American (U.S.) literature. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community. Additionally, the candidate will likely be versed in critical race theory, LatCrit, border studies, and/or hemispheric studies. As such, the ideal candidate will speak to our interest in helping students make connections between the personal, the political, and the texts studied in a department that includes tracks in Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing, and Literary Studies and also serves programs in Native American Studies, Global and International Studies, African and African-American Studies, and Gender and Womens Studies.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, particular intellectual and professional interest, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to:

When your application is complete, the Search Chair will send invitations to your references so that they may upload your references to Interview Exchange.

Send inquiries to Professor Patricia Clark, Chair, Department of English and Creative Writing, SUNY Oswego at

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: Our department of English and Creative Writing is the most comprehensive in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our full-time and part-time faculty members work together to offer three complete majors, two minors, eight interdisciplinary majors and minors, a range of programs and a master of arts in English. With a choice of in-depth study in Literature, Creative Writing, Cinema and Screen Studies, African and African-American Studies and Women’s Studies, our students benefit from our faculty’s pursuit of the ongoing transformations that are the new humanities.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News Americas Best Colleges in 2010, a Best Value college by USA Today for 2014, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The Colleges success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability or protected veteran status.

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In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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