Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
- University of Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and/or twenty-first-century Peninsular Spanish literature and culture. The candidate will be a collaborative, productive scholar with native or near-native fluency in Spanish who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of texts. This hire will contribute to the Department’s innovative graduate and undergraduate curricula. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred. We seek candidates committed to cooperative approaches to program building. Interests and expertise in any of following fields is also desirable: Catalan, Galician, or Basque literatures and cultures; race and ethnicity; diaspora and migration; environment; theater and performance studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies; aesthetics and technology; digital humanities.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish, Iberian or Hispanic Studies or related field by the time of the appointment.
Application review will begin November 14, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins in the fall semester of 2023. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041256. Complete an application online with the following documents:
1. Cover letter of application describing (1) areas of research and teaching interest; (2) your experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or building community and collaborative endeavors (not to exceed three single spaced pages).
2. Current curriculum vitae including contact information for three external references. The committee will request letters of recommendation from finalists selected for online interviews.
3. A research statement (not to exceed two single-spaced pages)
4. A teaching philosophy (not to exceed one single-spaced page)
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.
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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspective and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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