Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Peninsular and Global Hispanophone Cultures

Colby College
Colby College, Waterville, Maine

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Peninsular and Global Hispanophone Cultures

Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Sep 28, 2023

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Peninsular and Global Hispanophone Cultures

We are seeking a person whose teaching and scholarship demonstrate experience with the practices and methodologies of cultural studies and whose research engages with the history and production of knowledge in Spain and in modern global hispanophone cultures. We solicit applications from candidates whose work incorporates the cultures of Spain with territories that were once bound by the Spanish Empire, specifically the cultures and histories of Africa and/or Asia. Candidates with a secondary or intersectional emphasis on gender and sexuality studies, race, and/or ecocriticism and environmental humanities are especially encouraged to apply. The strongest candidate for this position will also have a demonstrated ability to teach Spanish language courses at all levels. The position requires teaching 4.5 courses per year, an ongoing program of research, and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the college.

Review of materials will begin on November 15.


PhD in hand by August 1, 2024



Application Instructions:

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. Three confidential letters of recommendation may be requested at later stages in the interview process. Documents should be submitted via Interfolio at  http://apply.interfolio.com/133390 .

Questions about this search can be directed to Professor Brett White, bjwhite@colby.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

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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