Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature and Culture

Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University
Division of of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC) is searching for a scholar in Latin American literature and culture, broadly construed to include Brazilian literature and culture. Main area of expertise is open, but should expand those that are currently developed in the department; competence in Mexican literature and culture is highly desirable. Appointment will be tenure-track at the assistant professor level in ILAC. We are looking for a colleague with demonstrated evidence of scholarly motivation and the promise for sustained growth.

The ideal candidate will be prepared to mentor graduate and undergraduate students across the discipline and contribute to a collaborative and rigorous scholarly environment with other areas of study within the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures. ILAC belongs to the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), which is an integrated consortium of departments that often collaborate on curricular and research initiatives.

The candidate selected for this position will have native or near-native fluency in English, and either Spanish or Portuguese (together with knowledge of the other). Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2018. All applications materials must be submitted online via (direct link: For full consideration please submit cover letter (ILAC Search Committee, attention Prof. Lisa Surwillo, Department Chair), curriculum vitae with list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests (together no more than three pages in length), graduate transcripts (unofficial), two writing samples (equivalent to two essays or two dissertation chapters), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation; by November 1, 2017. Inquiries can be directed via email to Ezra Gonzalez (

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.


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