Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Job ID: 5008
Location: Hispanic Studies
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The University of Puget Sound invites applications for Assistant Professor of Hispanic StudiesAppointment: 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 Vitae Letter of Interest Letters 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)
- 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.
- 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.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. 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. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of 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. EOE/AA
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