Assistant Professor in Spanish with Southern Cone or Andean Focus

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish. This position is for a Latin Americanist with a special focus in Southern Cone or Andean literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. The department especially welcomes candidates with research interests that include race and ethnicity.

The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 course load, instructing undergraduates at all levels in Hispanic Studies. This position includes opportunities for teaching in relevant units across campus, including Latin American and Caribbean Studies, General Education, Honors College, First Year Experience, and M. Ed. in Languages programs.

Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required, at least 2 years of full-time collegiate teaching experience, and a coherent and cohesive research program with promise for future production a must.

Position begins August 2021, full benefits and competitive salary. Strong command of Spanish and English required. Additional duties may include, but are not restricted to, participating in department and college functions; advising students and clubs; occasional directing of summer and/or semester study abroad programs in Spain and Latin America, and other service-related activities in the Department of Hispanic Studies.

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio : (1) letter of application detailing experience/preparation; (2) an updated CV; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) summary sheets for recent student evaluations; (5) three recent letters of recommendation.

Applicant Contact: Dr. Nadia Avendaño, Committee Chair: . Review of applications will begin February 5th and will continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Preliminary interviews will be conducted from Charleston via Zoom, with finalists being invited to participate in a more comprehensive, secondary interview process, also to be conducted via the Zoom platform.


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The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.




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