Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Tenure Track

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Vassar College

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Tenure Track


Department: Hispanic Studies Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F033P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 11/15/2021

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Hispanic Studies beginning Fall 2022.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
The successful candidate will specialize in contemporary Latin American and/or Caribbean literature and culture, considered from an interdisciplinary approach. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarly work engages in one or more of the following foci:

  • Afro-Latin American Studies, Black Studies, Critical Race Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies
  • Indigenous Studies, Native justice
  • LGBTQIA Studies
  • social movements
  • popular culture

Ability to build bridges between the arts, visual culture, and literary/cultural studies will be considered a plus. Candidates should demonstrate their interest and ability to teach Spanish-language as well as advanced literature/culture courses. A promising scholarly research agenda is essential. Experience or interest in collaborating with multidisciplinary programs will enhance an applicant's portfolio. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Completion of Ph. D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a C.V., a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, (https://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/), a 20-to 25-page writing sample, graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), and three letters of recommendation to https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2174. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021; there is no guarantee that applications submitted after that date would be reviewed. Please direct any inquiries about the position to Nicolás Vivalda, Chair of Hispanic Studies (nivivalda@vassar.edu).

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2176.

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