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Assistant Professor in Spanish Literatures and Cultures

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Lake Forest College
Location
Lake Forest, Illinois

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Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
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Four-Year Institution
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Lake Forest College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures seeks a highly motivated tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish Literatures and Cultures to begin August 2022, with an area of expertise in Peninsular and Latin American Literatures and Cultures with a preference for those who specialize in Transatlantic studies. In addition, candidates with a secondary area of expertise in Spanish for the Professions and Linguistics are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. (or ABD status with Ph.D. completed by the start date) in Spanish or Hispanic Studies is required. Candidates should possess outstanding skills in and enthusiasm for teaching all levels of Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Candidates will be expected to have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly productivity, commensurate with experience. International candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Specific responsibilities include teaching six courses annually at all levels of Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures serve on committees such as Education, Global Engagement, International Relations, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and advise various student organizations. Experience with college-level language teaching and integration of classroom technology, as well as familiarity with liberal arts education is essential.  

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 43 states and 73 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the paramount criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  

In a single PDF, please send the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and explains how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, and 2) curriculum vitae (include the names of three professional references with contact information).  

All application materials and letters of reference should be sent to the following email address:  [email protected]  by October 31, 2021, and may be addressed to Search Committee Chair. 

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Working at Lake Forest College 

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,450 students from over 45 states and 65 countries. 

At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation.  The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

The College’s 107 acres are spread out across three campuses that are divided by wooded ravines. It is home to more than 250 species of naturalized plants and 187 bird species.
With classic 19th and 20th Century architecture, mature oak trees, and numerous green spaces, the College has been and remains a popular place to film movies.

Our students come from 47 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 78 countries.

Lake Forest professors regularly include undergraduates in their primary research and supervise independent research projects.

They receive fellowships and grants from such notable organizations as the Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Freeman Foundation, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Getty Trust, Goldsmith Foundation, and Kemper Foundation.

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