Assistant Professor - Latin American Studies and Migration

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Assistant Professor - Latin American Studies and Migration

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Oct 5, 2022

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies and Migration

The Department of Languages at Clemson University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant Professor of Spanish, starting Fall 2023, in one or more of the related fields of migration, border studies, refuge, or Latinx diaspora. We seek a scholar and teacher who combines the Humanities with interdisciplinary and sociocultural contexts (environmental change, community development, transnational or hemispheric networks, media, etc.), studying the effects of social and/or environmental transitions on the evolution of cultures. With our new colleague, we also hope to contribute to service-learning and community engagement teaching initiatives and strengthen the Department’s participation in a range of interdisciplinary academic programs housed in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH), such as Race, Ethnology, and Migration; Global Black Studies; Language and International Health; Language and International Business; Women’s Leadership; World Cinema; Pre-Law; Creative Inquiry. The normal teaching load for research faculty is two courses per semester, along with usual service commitments.

Clemson University is a public land-grant R1 institution with over 21,500 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. For more information about Clemson University, please see and the departmental website


PhD. (in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, or related field) in hand at the time of appointment

A strong research portfolio in fields of migration, border studies, refuge, Latinx diaspora, or related field

Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English

Evidence of effective teaching at the University level

Commitment to participation in professional and departmental service


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and/or interest in service-learning and community engagement teaching initiatives, and/or relevant interdisciplinary academic programs.

Application Instructions:

Electronic application packages must be submitted through Interfolio using the following link:

Review of applications will begin November 11, 2022 with screening interviews conducted by Zoom in December.

Applicants must submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement.
  • A teaching portfolio may be requested for candidates invited to interview
  • A scholarly writing sample not exceeding 25 pages
  • Names of three references (with contact information) who can submit a letter of recommendation in a timely fashion

Questions about the position or application materials can be addressed to George Palacios, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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