The Department of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College seeks to hire two Visiting Assistant Professors for two-year positions beginning July 1, 2019, with teaching experience & research interests in one of the following fields: US Latinx Studies; Contemporary Peninsular Studies; Afro-Latinx Studies, Hispanic Visual Cultural Studies; Performance, Studies; Hispanic Jewish Studies; and Southern Cone literature, film, and visual culture.
The successful candidates will teach five courses per year throughout our Spanish language sequence, as well as an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise, conducted in Spanish. Annual professional development travel funding and opportunities for research support are available. The successful candidates must provide evidence of a record of excellence in Spanish language teaching at the undergraduate level, and an active research agenda. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and participation in departmental and college-wide initiatives that support Hispanic Studies. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English required.
Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in hand in Hispanic Studies by the time of appointment although those who hold ABD status are also welcome to apply. Qualified applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu and provide the following application materials: cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page teaching statement, and a 1-2 diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson's institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, along with the contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited by our system, including a reference which addresses teaching experience. The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the search closes.
Davidson College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, located north of Charlotte, NC. Its mission is to cultivate in its students creative and disciplined minds and humane instincts for lives of leadership and service. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to building an inclusive community. We seek to hire talented faculty across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures and national origins.
Contact: Professor Angela Willis, Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department and Search Committee.
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