Assistant Professor in Iberian Studies

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPPO) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish starting on August 15, 2022. We seek applicants with specializations in Contemporary 20th and/or 21st Iberian Literary and Cultural Studies. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant training and a research agenda in Post-Franco Film or Media studies, including but not limited to, television; graphic novels; and comics of Spain. We welcome applicants whose work explores, for example, issues of gender and race; cultural connections and crossings between Africa, the Maghrib and Spain; domestic and Global Hispanophone migrations/immigrations; transnational and diaspora studies. A promising scholarly research agenda is essential. Experience or interest in collaborating with multidisciplinary programs will enhance an applicant's portfolio.

Faculty in SPPO have the opportunity to contribute to the University’s strong interdisciplinarity and collaborate with the Humanities Collaboratory, the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is committed to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through faculty and staff initiatives that enrich our intellectual culture and learning environment. Successful candidates will show a record of sustained interaction with students, colleagues, and/or community stakeholders with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Applicants with the ability to bridge divides, build new opportunities for students, and learn from multi-cultural constituencies with diverse perspectives and goals are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Completion of Ph. D. is required prior to August 15, 2022. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19844. A complete application consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement which should articulate your demonstrated commitments and leadership in contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement, a writing sample (maximum 50 pp.), and names and email addresses of 3 referees.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Haidt at haidt.1@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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