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Assistant Professor, English, Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Border Studies; Baylor University

Position Title

Assistant Professor, English, tenure-track, American Literature: Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Border Studies


Position Description

The Department of English seeks a dynamic and creative scholar specializing in Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Border, or related ethnic literatures. In addition to effective teaching of literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda in poetry, prose, or drama in this literature, develop and maintain a successful publication record, contribute to course design, direct graduate students’ research, and engage in service to the department and university. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to seek external funding in support of research.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.


The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree by the start date of the appointment.  Applicants for full-time teaching positions will be asked to provide a statement of religious faith demonstrating understanding and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission.

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a copy of the official transcript of the highest degree conferred (if a Ph.D. or other advanced degree is in progress, a copy of the official transcript showing hours completed toward that degree is also required), (4) a writing sample, and (5) a statement of religious faith.  Applications must be submitted via Interfolio by December 2, 2022 to receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.



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