Visiting Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies
Bucknell University's Latin American Studies Program (LAMS) invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will be a Latin Americanist, PhD by start date (current ABD will be considered), with interests in interdisciplinary work in the Social Sciences and/or and Humanities. Applicants will demonstrate a commitment to exceptional undergraduate teaching and mentoring, evidence of scholarly work in Latin American Studies and proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
This position is open to any discipline and field of specialization within Latin American Studies. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have a specialization within any of the following area studies: political/economic/social/cultural/historical perspectives on Latin America, Brazil, Afro-Latin American cultures, social movements, sub-regional studies. The candidate is expected to teach introductory courses in Latin America, a course on environmental issues in Latin America, and courses in the candidate's area of specialty. Teaching load is 3/3. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Any questions should be directed to Fernando Blanco, Latin American Studies Program Director. For additional information and to apply, please go to the Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, sample syllabi, course evaluations, a statement on the candidate's scholarly agenda, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin on March 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Bucknell University, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who will be committed to diversity and inclusivity.
Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
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