Assistant Professor, Spanish (Tenure-track)

Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Middlebury College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Spanish at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who specializes in Caribbean, Central American, and/or Mexican studies. Candidates must also have the demonstrable ability to work across two or more US Latinx populations in their research and/or teaching. The area of scholarly expertise is open, but candidates working in Art History, Digital Humanities, History, Linguistics, Music and Sound Studies, or Visual Culture are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of theoretical interest for this position include, but are not limited to, border studies, critical race theory, environmental humanities, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, and queer studies. All candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research that enriches course offerings in the department. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching Spanish-language courses at all levels. Candidates should also be ready to contribute to the college curriculum in English. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D) or Instructor (ABD).

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Deadline for submission of applications is November 12, 2017. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials, we also encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should be committed to teaching students from diverse backgrounds and producing scholarship that will enhance a diverse faculty and curriculum. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application detailing dedication to research, teaching, and diversity/inclusion; a curriculum vitæ; one sample of scholarly work; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must comment on teaching abilities. We will be conducting MLA interviews in January 2018 or Skype interviews on the days of the convention. More information can be found here:

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