Assistant Professor, Spanish (Tenure-Track)
- Muhlenberg College
- Location details
- Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Language teaching
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Muhlenberg College’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish (Latin Americanist), with a specialization in Afro-Latino, Indigenous, the literature and cultures of the Hispanophone Caribbean and its diaspora, and/or LatinX literatures and cultures, beginning Fall 2022. Native/near native fluency in Spanish and English are required, with a Ph.D. in Spanish or related field in hand by the time of appointment.
The successful candidate should bring skills and expertise with new voices, diverse texts, and human rights, with a strong research program in Afro-Latino, Indigenous, the Hispanophone Caribbean and its diaspora, and/or LatinX literatures and cultures. In addition to teaching within the Spanish program, the ideal candidate will be able to collaborate with the interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. The candidate should also have experience with multimedia textbook platforms, interest in language acquisition pedagogy, and a firm commitment to teaching excellence. Muhlenberg College is a student-centered campus that prizes its commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition. Faculty take an active role in the life of our department, including advising and a variety of cultural activities. The teaching load is three courses per semester, with dedicated resources to develop new courses. The College offers support for faculty, including an active Center for Teaching and Learning, dedicated support for online and multimedia tools and pedagogies, and opportunities for conference, workshop, and course-development funding throughout the year.
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a selective liberal arts college, with a diverse and dynamic student body. Muhlenberg is located in Allentown, PA, the state’s third largest city. Allentown is home to vibrant immigrant communities, including one of the nation’s most diverse Hispanic communities, with a variety of urban and rural attractions, and just 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from NYC. Along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a lively arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine and diverse restaurants.
To receive full consideration, applications must be received no later than October 22, 2021. Salary based on qualifications and experience. To apply, applicants should upload the following as a single PDF to our Workday Career Portal: 1) a cover letter highlighting fit with this job description; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) a teaching statement and evidence of teaching excellence; 5) contact information for three professional references; and 6) a statement describing how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in our department as well as contribute to the College’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. For questions regarding application materials and Muhlenberg’s Workday Career Portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions about this position, please email Erika M. Sutherland, department chair, at email@example.com.
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