Storrs Mansfield, Tolland County
Jun 17, 2014

El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor to (1) coordinate the establishment of NECLAS, NECLS, and PRSA activities (website, memberships, conferences) within El Institute and (2) teach one undergraduate level course during the Fall 2014 semester and one undergraduate level course in the Spring 2015 semester in Latina/o and Latin American Studies at the Storrs campus. Courses may be available within the following academic areas, and applicants should indicate the specific course(s) that they are applying to teach. 

Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Inequality, Discrimination, and Opportunity in Latin America

Communication Science:
Latinas and Media

Soap Opera/Telenovela

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies:

Latina Narrative

Fictions of Latino Masculinity
Latinas and Media

Literature and Culture:
Latina Narrative

Fictions of Latino Masculinity

Political Science:

Latino Political Behavior


Composition and Reading for Spanish Speakers

Latina/o and Latin American Studies:

Contemporary Issues in Latino Studies

Minimum Qualifications:  An earned PhD or terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; and previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education.

Terms and Conditions:  This is a temporary, nine-month appointment.  Compensation will be based on academic program level. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

To Apply:  Please use the University's Husky Hire online application system to submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applicants should clearly state which course(s) they are applying to teach and attach any relevant materials (such as course syllabi). Screening of applications will proceed immediately. Please include the search number 2014678 in all correspondence. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on July 15, 2014.

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