Faculty - Assistant English Professor of Latino/a Literature (Public May Apply)

Faculty - Assistant English Professor of Latino/a Literature (Public May Apply)

Code: 12481 Posted: 10/19/2016


The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant English Professor of Latino/a Literature, scheduled to start in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses 24 credit load, including freshman composition when needed, and advising students in both Spanish and English majors as needed. Department/University service and research/publication are required of all UW-Parkside faculty.


  • PhD Degree in Latino/a or Hispanic Literature, or an equivalent discipline from an accredited university. An ABD will be considered for a one-year Lecturer with conversion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor if all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed within a year of the hire date.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college level literature and writing or promise as an instructor based on evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated scholarly record or scholarly potential
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English languages 
  • Experience teaching literature in Spanish at the college level
  • Experience teaching World literature survey courses, or the ability to develop such surveys
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body


80% Teaching 24 credits per academic year for college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning:
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Performs other duties as assigned

10% Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to discipline:
  • Participating in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels
10% Provide service to the department, college, university, discipline, and community

Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Teach college-level courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in department-related events. Employee will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at the doctoral level. Employee will be expected to be familiar with computer technology, including software programs such as MS Word, and to learn others (e.g. D2L, SOLAR). 
  • The position does not involve responsibility for money, university funds, or accounts that hold financial information
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer


UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.


Applications received by December 1, 2016, are ensured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

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  • Job Opening ID: "12481"
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  • Click "Apply Now"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Letters of reference from three professional references, at least one must specifically address teaching
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Diane Tenuta

Contact Phone: 262-595-2139

Contact Email: tenuta@uwp.edu

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