Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature and/or Latino/a Literature

Florida Atlantic University has announced an open faculty position for Caribbean literature. The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016. 


Job description

Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature and/or Latino/a Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for an Associate Professor to begin August 2016. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Caribbean Anglophone Literature and/or U. S. Latino/a Literature. Candidates who combine these areas will be given special consideration. In regard to U. S. Latino/a literatures, special attention will be given to candidates whose work speaks to the culture and geography of South Florida.

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 Ph. D. program. Ideally, the new hire will also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to, with the subject line, “Caribbean/Latino search.” Applications must be submitted by 29 February 2016. Applications must also be submitted online at, position number 01004271. A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the submission. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

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. FAU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution and respects diversity in all its forms. FAU has recently been named a Hispanic-serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.


Above adapted from emailed announcement.

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