Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-track. Starting August 2020.
The Department of Modern & Classical Languages at Allegheny College invites
applicants interested in joining an energetic department that offers a breadth of languages
and in contributing to a robust Spanish program on a full-time tenure-track appointment
beginning in August of 2020. The ideal candidate will have a focus in Latinx culture;
experience with heritage language learners is preferred.
While primary teaching responsibilities will be in Spanish, Allegheny College has
committed ongoing resources to build faculty clusters with expertise in race, gender,
and/or social justice who could contribute to the core curriculum in one (or more) of three
interdisciplinary programs: Black Studies, Community & Justice Studies, and Women’s,
Gender & Sexuality Studies. This position will be in the cluster program and applicants
are asked to demonstrate how their teaching and research experience intersects with one
(or more of) these fields in their submitted materials. Faculty in the cluster program will
be appointed in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages with clearly
established guidelines and evaluation processes for contributions to other program(s).
The cluster program will offer professional development opportunities and we welcome
teacher-scholars who are enthusiastic to collaborate with faculty colleagues and to mentor
undergraduate students in the above interdisciplinary areas.
All Allegheny faculty participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore
seminars (taught in English), in advising Senior Projects, and in our shared governance
structure through service to the campus community. Teaching load is 3/3 with course
releases earned through Senior Project advising, and a one-course reduction in the first
semester on the tenure track.
Qualifications: Ph.D. by time of appointment required. Evidence of effective teaching
and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required as well as a
demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarly publications.
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania
with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. We
take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty,
recognizing that diversity is an integral aspect of high quality education. Allegheny
College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges
racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny
College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of
other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send letter of application, CV, diversity statement (describing how you incorporate
diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and/or service), and 3 letters of
reference, to Briana Lewis, Department Chair, [email protected] by November
15, 2019; request for supporting materials such as teaching dossier and writing sample
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to
diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and
members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
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