Assistant Professor of Spanish, Language, Literature, and Cultures
Posting DetailsPosition Information Position Number999653Functional TitleAssistant Professor of Spanish, Language, Literature, and CulturesPosition TypeTenure StreamPosition EclassFC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is engaged in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. It is a large department in the College of Arts and Sciences with 47 full-time faculty members: 12 tenure-line and 35 full-time lecturers or visiting assistant professors. Additional instruction is provided by 12 part-time lecturers and varying numbers of teaching assistants and tutors.
Eight languages are taught in LLC: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The department has approximately 200 first- and second-majors pursuing a BA degree in Spanish or a BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) and Global Languages and Communities. Minors are available in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. LLC also has about 15 graduate students pursuing the MA degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies or Spanish or the MEd or MAT degree in French or Spanish. In addition, the department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC distance education system as well as in interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program (IGS). Online courses, including four-semester language sequences (French, German, Spanish) and an Online German Minor program are available to distance learning students across the globe.Position Summary
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields, with preference given to candidates having expertise in one or more of the following sub-specialties: Afro-Latin American and/or Caribbean studies, Mexican and/or Central American literatures and cultures, and/or Indigenous literatures and cultures. The position begins August 1, 2020.
Applicants must hold or anticipate holding a PhD in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures with a specialization in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields by August 1, 2020. All applicants should show evidence of a strong research program and a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching all levels of Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Experience or interest in designing curricula, developing course materials, engaging with community organizations, participating in interdisciplinary initiatives, and/or working with study abroad programs is a plus. A native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English is required.
Duties will include teaching courses at the major and graduate levels in Spanish language and Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields and/or sub-specialties, supporting the Spanish program in general, and contributing, where appropriate, to other priorities of the Department, the College, and University. This position may likewise entail supporting UNCG’s Global Village living-learning community, enhancing community engagement, and collaborating with interdisciplinary programs like IGS, where the major-level concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies resides, and AADS, which co-hosts the Afro-Latin American/Latinx Studies Project.
UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 45% ethnic minority students.. UNCG and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
Competitive salary and benefits package; teaching load that supports an active research agenda and includes courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Spanish program; teaching courses in LLC and field-related interdisciplinary programs is also possible.
Applicants must apply through the UNCG SpartanTalent system and provide the following items: letter of interest; CV; teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy; max. 500 words); research statement (max. 500 words); sample(s) of scholarship (in English or Spanish; max. 10,000 words).Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must hold or anticipate holding a PhD in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures with a specialization in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields by August 1, 2020. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.Preferred Qualifications
Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields, with preference given to candidates having expertise in one or more of the following sub-specialties: Afro-Hispanic and/or Caribbean studies, Mexican and/or Central American literatures and cultures, and/or Indigenous literatures and cultures. Experience or interest in designing curricula, developing course materials, engaging with community organizations, participating in interdisciplinary initiatives, and/or working with study abroad programs is a plusTenure StatusTenure TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled; selected candidates will be interviewed, and finalists will be invited to campus.
Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://spartantalent.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #999653), including: letter of interest; CV; teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy; max. 500 words); research statement (max. 500 words); sample(s) of scholarship (in English or Spanish; max. 10,000 words).
Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCG SpartanTalent system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This request will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from SpartanTalent. This message is the applicant’s only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.
Candidates can also submit email addresses generated by Interfolio to have individual letters submitted to the UNCG SpartanTalent system. Instructions for the Interfolio Online Application delivery service can be found here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/dossier.pdf.Recruitment RangeCompetitiveOrg #-DepartmentLanguages Literatures and Cultures - 12217Job Open Date09/16/2019For Best Consideration Date11/15/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledNoFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentTime Limited DurationNumber of Months per Year9FLSAExemptADA Checklist ADA Checklist
"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).Physical EffortReading, Writing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, WalkingWork EnvironmentInsideApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Teaching Philosophy
- Writing Sample(s)
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