Assistant Professor of Spanish
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position as an Assistant Professor of Spanish language and Peninsular Spanish literature and culture to begin in August 2018. The area of specialization is open, with a strong preference for expertise in film studies or medieval Iberian studies.
Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The successful applicant will show a firm commitment to teaching foreign language at a liberal arts college, show evidence of successful teaching experience, and possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish.
Duties of the position include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate Spanish curriculum: introductory, intermediate, and advanced language courses to non-majors, as well as courses in Peninsular Spanish culture, literature or film for Spanish majors and minors. The teaching load is 3-3.
Applicants should hold or expect to receive the Ph.D. in Spanish or a closely related field by August 2018.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.
Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a recent writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on April 1 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Kathleen Doyle, chair of the search committee and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, at [email protected]