Assistant Professor

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Employment StatusTenure-trackFaculty/Type RankAssistant ProfessorArea of StudyPortugueseBeginsAugust 2021About the CollegePosition Summary

The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Portuguese to begin August 2021. We seek outstanding teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence. The successful candidate will 1) have a doctorate in Portuguese or a related area and be able to teach Portuguese at all levels 2) be committed to contributing effectively to curriculum development efforts, advising, and mentoring students, providing service to the department and college, serving as a liaison for the Lusophone Club with events for students, and establishing a competitive program 3) be actively involved in program promotion, development and support, acting as department liaison with other Departments and Programs, including the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, and maintaining the current networks and relationships with the Portuguese academic community in the area 4) be able to create, develop, and direct a program abroad and/other opportunities to provide students with a exposure to the Portuguese and Lusophone cultures, contributing to the internationalization of the department curriculum and institution.
Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, and research are especially encouraged to apply.


Ph.D. or ABD close to completion in Brazilian, Portuguese, or Lusophone Studies required by starting date of appointment. Native or near native fluency. Ability to teach Spanish or French is a plus. Area of specialization open. The candidate must have the ability to develop and teach undergraduate courses in areas of greatest student demand and institutional interest, (involving interdisciplinary and developing cross-listed courses with other Departments and Programs at Spelman). Professional level proficiency in Portuguese and English and relevant teaching and curriculum experience is required. The candidate must have a working knowledge of instructional technologies. Lastly, excellent organizational and management skills is desired.

Posting NumberF197POpen Date10/22/2020Close Date12/07/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Support Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

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Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

Deadline to Receive Letter(s) of Reference12/07/2020Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter of Interest
    2. Transcripts
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Teaching Philosophy
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 10/23/2020
      Application Due: 10/28/2020
      Work Type: Full Time