LALIS: Assistant Professor in Latinx Studies - 000387
The Department of Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Latinx Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2022.
We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar in Latinx Studies with a concentration in such areas as Afro-Latinx studies, Latinx and Caribbean literatures and cultures, migration studies, Latinx indigeneities, particularly as they engage with intersectionalities of race, gender, class, and other social constructs. The successful candidate will strengthen the Latinx studies component of the curriculum, with particular emphasis on the connections among racialized notions of citizenship, language use, and identity formation. Candidates are expected to engage in sustained scholarly activity or creative work, and demonstrate a commitment to innovative and inclusive pedagogies. Familiarity with instructional technologies is required. Completion of PhD is expected prior to appointment.
The teaching load is five undergraduate units per academic year, including a mix of Spanish language courses at all levels, upper division courses in area(s) of expertise, and first year seminars. The ability to teach an indigenous language and/or Portuguese will be considered a plus. Development of new courses in the specialization is expected, as well as courses of interdisciplinary design in conjunction with other departments and programs. Through their teaching, mentoring, research, and service activities, strong applicants will demonstrate potential for significant contributions to the University of Richmond’s goals of thriving, inclusion, diversity, and equity, and for promoting the success and well-being of people of color, members of sexual and gender minority groups, first-generation college students, immigrant students, and persons with disabilities.
The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.” The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see https://lalis.richmond.edu/ .
Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of research and/or creative activity (maximum of 10-15 pages or equivalent), an equity and inclusivity statement, and a teaching statement. The equity and inclusivity statement should describe potential contributions to equity and inclusivity through teaching, mentoring, research and/or service including relevant knowledge and understanding, track record, and/or future plans. The teaching statement should include a description of the candidate’s teaching and mentoring philosophy, practices, experiences, and future plans, and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Professor Mariela Méndez ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee.