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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Spanish U.S. Latinx Literature

Amherst College, Spanish Department

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Spanish U.S. Latinx Literature
Job Location: Amherst , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-07-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Spanish U.S. Latinx Literature
Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Latino/Latina/Latinx literature and culture that will begin in July 2018. 

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas.  Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. 

The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Latina/o/x literature and culture, and advanced courses for majors in Spanish and in Latinx and Latin American studies.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Spanish, and will work closely with faculty and students in the newly created Latinx and Latin American Studies Program. 

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Spanish, English, comparative literature, Latino/a/x studies, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda in U.S. Latino/a/x literature and culture; near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English; and a record of teaching excellence. 

Preferred qualifications include experience in instruction in Spanish, community-based learning, and global learning.

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is an open-rank search.  An appointment at the assistant, or possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track.  A senior appointment would be with tenure.  Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review.
To apply, candidates should submit electronically to the following: a cover letter addressed to Professor Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their writing, a sample syllabus focused on U.S. Latino/a/x literature/culture, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or via Skype in early November.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez
PO Box 5000
Amherst , MA 01002

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