Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor of Spanish Language and Literature

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Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor of Spanish Language and Literature

Position Summary:
The Department of Spanish Language and Literatures at Villanova University invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the rank of full or associate professor, to chair the Department. The position begins in fall 2022, and the ideal candidate will be a specialist in a major area of Iberian Literature and will have ample administrative and budgetary management experience in an academic setting. The Department is composed of 18 full-time faculty members from different parts of the world: Argentina, Chile, México, Venezuela, Spain, and the US, among others.

The new colleague will continue to demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and will be expected to contribute to the College's strategic plan of inclusion. PhD and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The chosen candidate will lead a strong and thriving young department in the implementation of a strategic vision; supervise department instruction, and, in consultation with department faculty, work with other departments to create new projects and interdisciplinary programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree in Spanish literature.
Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the associate or full professor rank.
Demonstrated teaching excellence, administrative experience in higher education, and a record of high-quality academic publications

Special Message to Applicants:
The deadline for applications is November 29th, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of expectations and professional goals, unofficial academic transcripts, contributions to the Villanova University Mission statement. Names and contact information for three references are required of all applicants. These references will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Interim Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster, Villanova, PA 19085.

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