Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish starting on July 1, 2022. Applicants should have a specialization in Latin America and a commitment to developing a vibrant program of research and teaching for the study of the cultures of the African diaspora in Latin America in the areas of literature, history, cinema, art, music, etc. Given the unique needs of our institution as a part of the Claremont Colleges, we will give priority to Latin Americanists who work on African diaspora cultures in South America or Central America. In addition, candidates should be prepared to teach all levels of Spanish language within our program. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, both in cultural studies and in Spanish language at all proficiency levels. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Spanish in hand by the time of appointment.

CMC will give priority to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity in one or more of the following areas: curricular contributions, research, and/or teaching methods; the ability to work with diverse constituencies; a record of sustained interaction with students, colleagues, and/or community members with broadly different perspectives, experiences, as well as racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic or other backgrounds; the ability to bridge divides and/or work with others who are different from the candidate in key ways; experience in building opportunities for students, colleagues, and/or community members to learn from multi-cultural, multi-perspective settings; and a commitment to help the College become more diverse and inclusive.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

Upload (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) selected evidence of excellence in teaching (4) a research statement and a writing sample (a short article or paper), (5) a statement of your proposed approach to teaching in a liberal arts setting, (6) a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a liberal arts environment, and (7) the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their recommendation letter. The search committee will review only complete applications.

Inquiries regarding the position may be emailed to Professor Salvador Velazco at The deadline for receiving applications will be November 1st of 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom in early January. Campus interviews will follow in early February.



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