Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

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Position Summary

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a fixed-term Assistant Professor with responsibilities in teaching graduate and undergraduate students.

A variety of courses may be taught; however, the primary teaching responsibility will be for Transatlantic Hispanic literatures including two graduate courses in the literatures and cultures of Medieval Spain and Colonial Latin America, with additional undergraduate teaching responsibilities based on department needs.

The individual selected will teach three courses per semester and will be expected to participate in the activities related to the graduate and undergraduate programs.

This is a non-tenure track, fixed-term position on a nine-month academic year appointment for the academic year 2018-19. Additional summer teaching opportunities are possible with additional compensation. The position will start August 16, 2018.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

PhD in Spanish with a specialization in Medieval Spanish and/or Colonial Latin American literatures and cultures; native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.

Required Application Materials

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • recent teaching evaluations from at least 4 courses, including student ratings and comments
  • a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and
  • 3 letters of recommendation. 
Special Instructions

For more information contact Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Anthony J. Grubbs, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, [email protected] 

The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. 

**MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.





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Posted: 3/27/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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