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Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture in Spanish

Colby College
Waterville, Maine (US)
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture in Spanish

Colby College: Department of Spanish



The Spanish department at Colby College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture. The position begins August 2022. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Spanish by August 1, 2022, native or near-native command of Spanish, and extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching language and contemporary Latin American cultural production. The search committee is especially interested in a candidate whose teaching and scholarship demonstrate experience with the interdisciplinary practices and methodologies of cultural studies, who has an interest in new and emergent types of literary and artistic expression in Latin America, and whose work engages with Afro-Indigeneity, Afro-latinidades, or discourses of race in contemporary Latin America. The strongest candidate for this position will also have demonstrated ability to teach language courses at all levels. The position requires 5 courses per year (language and cultural production), an ongoing program of research, and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the college.


Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and (4) a statement of research interests, both of which demonstrate a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Documents should be submitted via Interfolio at Questions about this search can be directed to Professor Betty Sasaki, [email protected]


Review of materials will begin on April 15 and continue until the search is completed.


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Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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