Assistant Professor: Modern Spanish American Literary and Cultural Studies

Job description

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Spanish American literary and cultural studies (1880-present) with an emphasis on Southern Cone literature. Also, ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level survey courses in colonial literature and culture and film courses highly desirable. Applicants must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. Capacity to build connections with the Portuguese-speaking world, in the candidate’s teaching and/or research, is welcome. The successful candidate will offer evidence of a strong scholarly agenda, teaching effectiveness, and the ability to work well with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ph. D. in hand by May, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

SDSU ranks among the top universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred upon students of color. Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as a leading public research university. It is classified as a "research-high" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Research funding has more than doubled from a decade ago. One of the largest units in the College of Arts and Letters, the department of Spanish and Portuguese is a vibrant and welcoming learning community with over 300 majors and 40 Master’s students.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by October 7, 2016; the position will remain open until filled. We will not be interviewing selected candidates at MLA. All additional inquiries should be addressed to the search chair, Alda Blanco, [email protected]

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 8/22/2016
Application Due: 10/22/2016
Work Type: Full Time