Associate/Full Professor, Interdisciplinary Humanities - College of Liberal and Fine Arts
University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
November 18, 2023
Post date: November 18, 2022


Associate/Full Professor, Interdisciplinary Humanities - College of Liberal and Fine Arts


Department Marketing Statement
The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) is on an accelerated trajectory of transformation and growth fueled by three major drivers: reimagining the humanities, recommitting to arts education, and bolstering social science research. COLFA has established a new School of Art and a new School of Music and is moving forward with the establishment of a new interdisciplinary School designed to further collaborative engagement and discovery around the intersections of grand challenges facing society and the human experience. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the process of remaking COLFA, and is expected to hold a substantial appointment and effort in one of its schools.

Org Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure the fullest consideration please submit your materials no later than January 6, 2023. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Additional information about UTSA, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts can be found on the following website: In addition, questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Omar Valerio-Jiménez (

Salary Range: Salary and supporting start-up packages are competitive and commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Hours per Week
Exempt Position: 40 hours per week.

Required Application Materials



  • A letter of application describing research, teaching, and service accomplishments, administrative and program development experience, and goals as well as a research and teaching statement that includes discussion on the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment.
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Up to three representative publications
  • Names and contact information (email and phone number) of three references. Letters of reference are not required for the initial application but will be requested from referees at later stages of the search process.

    Essential Functions
    The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to hire an associate or full professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities. We seek an established scholar in any humanities field with a substantive record of interdisciplinary engagement and a history of successful grantsmanship. The scholar will have a vision of the multiple applications of the liberal arts to the grand challenges that our world faces today and will have the ability to converse across disciplinary boundaries about these themes. The successful candidate will shepherd the creation of new and exciting degree programs that captivate student interest and contribute meaningfully to experiential learning in COLFA with an emphasis on team teaching, community service learning, and study abroad/study away.

    This position is central to our vision of reimagining the humanities and the social sciences. The candidate will be housed in the college's newest academic unit – the interdisciplinary school. The interdisciplinary school will serve as the home of medical humanities and other existing interdisciplinary programs in COLFA, and will provide a platform for the development of new programs in environmental and sustainability; media, arts, and performance; borderlands and global humanities; as well as digital humanities and social sciences. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the College's commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the humanities and social sciences, including members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as LGBTQ+.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the development of the new Interdisciplinary School
  • Teaching undergraduate courses in field of specialization and topical graduate courses in areas of specialization
  • Research and service in a program that offers a B.A. degree.

    Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a humanities field
  • Theoretically motivated research
  • An established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Associate or Full Professor
  • Program development experience
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in collaborative teaming and/or transdisciplinary research
  • The ability and desire to work collegially with faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • The ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse urban population.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong potential for securing external funding
  • Ability to complement existing faculty specializations
  • Active research program
  • Preferred candidates will be able to successfully teach and mentor diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students, and have the ability to contribute to the university's commitment to inclusive excellence as a Hispanic Serving Institution

    Working Conditions
    On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

    Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.
  • The successful candidate will hold the Endowed Brackenridge Chair.
  • UTSA offers a Dual Career Academic Partners Hiring Program (DCP) to facilitate the placement of faculty partners. For more information, visit: Dual Career Academic Partners Hiring Program (DCP)

    EO/AA Statement
    As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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