Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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The University of Puget Sound seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies to join the Hispanic Studies Department in Fall 2020.

As an integral member of the Hispanic Studies Department, a successful candidate will teach courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture at all levels of an undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include maintaining substantive scholarly activity, advising students, and participating in departmental and university service and governance.    

Qualifications: We are seeking a specialist of modern Spain (19th-21st centuries). We are particularly interested in a Peninsularist whose research and teaching engages the cultural and linguistic diversity of its nationalities and regions. We seek candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: prose fiction, poetry, film and media studies, visual culture, or performance studies. An interest in digital humanities is also desirable. They must possess near-native fluency in Spanish and English and be committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies; ABD considered. 

Compensation/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

Application Deadline Information: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 23, 2019 to ensure full consideration. 

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About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence.  Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

About Tacoma, Washington:

The urban culture of Tacoma, known as the City of Destiny, is classic Pacific Northwest — a mix of low-key cafés, highbrow art museums, and laid-back music venues. Located in Tacoma’s residential North End neighborhood, the Puget Sound campus offers easy access to some of the best shops, eateries, and coffeehouses in the city. Tacoma is positioned 35 miles south of Seattle and 30 miles north of Olympia, the state’s capital.  Add to that the magnetic pull of Mount Rainier, the ocean, the rain forests — and you know you are in a special place.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

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