Assistant /Associate Professor in Spanish

Saratoga Springs, NY
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001712

Job Title: Assistant /Associate Professor in Spanish

Department: World Languages and Literature

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 9 Months

Work Hours: 5 courses per year

Start Date (For temporary positions only): August 2018

End Date (For temporary positions only):

Position band/level: Faculty

Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track

Job Summary: The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Spanish on the field of Film and Media Studies, beginning in the fall of 2018. Ph.D. required at time of employment. Applicants must possess a strong desire to teach and pursue research in a liberal arts environment with a reputation for excellent teaching. The successful candidate will also teach language, literature, and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates with an interest in contemporary Transnationalisms in Spain and/or Mediterranean Studies. Candidates must be willing to develop new courses to help shape an evolving curriculum. The college offers excellent research support and has been the recipient of a major grant from the Mellon Foundation supporting a Media and Film minor. The standard teaching load is five courses per year. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience in teaching in a multi-cultural classroom. Your teaching statement should speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion, and it should provide specific examples that demonstrate this ability. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of roughly 2,500 located near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Skidmore College is distinguished by a curriculum balanced in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and offers more than 60 majors.

Applications due November 15. We will be conducting interviews at the January 2018, MLA meetings in New York, New York.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required at time of employment.

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Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications due November 15. To be considered for this position, please complete an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: cover letter explaining their ability to contribute in the areas described above, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement and/or evidence of teaching capability. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All recommenders will be emailed once you've completed the application process.

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Closing Date: 11-15-2017

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