- University of Puget Sound
- Location details
- Tacoma, WA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Cultural studies, Language teaching
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Job ID: 6108
Location: Hispanic Studies
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Faculty Posting Details
The Department of Hispanic Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish beginning in Fall 2022.
This position will engage in teaching, research, and service in the Hispanic Studies Department and the Latina/o Studies Program. The Department of Hispanic Studies offers a sound educational experience centered on the study of the language as well as the literary and cultural production of Iberian, Latin American, and U.S. Latinx cultures. We offer majors in Language, Culture & Literature and in Hispanic International Studies, along with a minor in Spanish and an interdisciplinary minor in Latina/o Studies.
The successful candidate is expected to:
- Teach undergraduate Spanish courses at all levels, from introductory language to upper-division seminars, as well as courses (typically taught in English) in our interdisciplinary Latina/o Studies program. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester.
- Conduct research in their area of specialization.
- Advise undergraduate students.
- Participate in departmental and university service and governance.
- The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (A.B.D. will be considered) in Spanish (including Spanish Linguistics), with a specialization in the artistic, cultural, linguistic and/or literary production of Mexico, Central America and/or the U.S.
- Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
- Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate Spanish language courses.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research and pedagogy has the potential to collaborate with other departments and programs on campus, and to connect with groups and organizations in the greater Tacoma community to provide experiential learning opportunities to students.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins on October 11, 2021
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of application that includes a research statement
- Diversity Statement (prompt is below)
- Teaching statement
- Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at https://pugetsound.edu/about-puget-sound-0/mission-core-values/institutional-equity-diversity prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:
- Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
- Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
- Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
- Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
- Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
- Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: https://pugetsound.edu/human-resources/benefits
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.
Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here: https://pugetsound.edu/resources-faculty
University Diversity Statement
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
- We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
- We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. 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. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of 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. EOE/AA
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