Assistant Professor - Latin American Literature and Culture

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Job FieldThe Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Latin American Literature and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the anticipated start date is September 1, 2019. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Latin American Literature and Culture. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests will complement our existing departmental strengths. To that end, we seek candidates with a research focus on: South American literatures and cultures, with emphasis on Venezuela and Peru; Latin American testimonial literature; Cultural manifestations of resistance from the 19th to the 21st centuries; and Politics of Culture and Media in Latin America. The successful applicant will have experience in teaching Latin American Studies in a Canadian University.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding and competitive, externally-funded, research program in support of the research and teaching missions of the Latin American Studies Program at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by the submitted research statement, a record of publications in top-ranked venues in the areas described above, presentations at significant conferences, grants awarded for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, one writing sample (of no more than 20 pages) relevant to the position, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] by July 31, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter, CV, one recent article-length writing sample, and research statement; (2) Teaching dossier.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 31, 2019.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Spanish & Portuguese
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 16, 2019
Job Closing: Jul 31, 2019




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Posted: 7/17/2019
Application Due: 8/1/2019
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