Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Location: Hispanic Studies
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5008
Faculty Posting Details

The University of Puget Sound invites applications for Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2020

Responsibilities:

As an integral member of the Hispanic Studies Department, a successful candidate will teach courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture at all levels of an undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include maintaining substantive scholarly activity, advising students, and participating in departmental and university service and governance.

Qualifications:

We are seeking a specialist of modern Spain (19th-21st centuries). We are particularly interested in a Peninsularist whose research and teaching engages the cultural and linguistic diversity of its nationalities and regions. We seek candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: prose fiction, poetry, film and media studies, visual culture, or performance studies. An interest in digital humanities is also desirable. They must possess near-native fluency in Spanish and English and be committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies; ABD considered.

Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 23, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

Required Documents:

    Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetters of Recommendation (3). You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.Teaching statement (including a list of core courses in Spanish and special topics courses you would be eager to teach, and your relevant background)Diversity statement (see below)
Applicant's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

    Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/

About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

University Diversity Statement

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


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Posted: 8/30/2019
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