Assistant Professor - Hispanic Early Modern Literature and Culture

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The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar who specializes on Hispanic Early Modern Literature and Culture. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following sub-fields: Hispanic Transatlantic Studies; Early Modern Spanish Studies; Colonial Latin American Studies.

The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to working in a wide range of fields in literary studies, visual and material cultures, cultural studies, gender studies, human rights, ecological studies, religious studies, philosophy, and intellectual and political history. Faculty members have exceptional research and teaching opportunities as a result of collaborations and affiliations with other units in the college, as well as with UIC research centers such as the Institute for the Humanities.

The Department offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a BA, MA, MAT, and PhD, and serves a diverse student body.

Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising masters and doctoral students, pursuing an active research agenda, and contributing to the university and community through service activities.


The successful candidate will have a PhD, a substantive record of scholarship, and documented evidence of excellence in teaching.

ABD applicants may be considered.

The desired appointment date is August 16, 2020. Salary is competitive based on qualifications.


To apply, please complete an on-line application at and upload a cover letter and full curriculum vitae. Please provide the names and full contact information of four references within the faculty application form.

For fullest consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their full applications by November 8, 2019 at which time review will begin.

For questions on the applicant system, please contact Priya D’Souza at For additional information about the position, please contact the Co-Chairs of the Committee: Rosilie Hernández at and Margarita Saona at .

Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I), is the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area, is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 31,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

UIC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. 

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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