- James Madison University
- Location details
- Harrisonburg, VA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. We are seeking candidates prepared to teach language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.
This hire forms part of a multi-department cohort hire in Latinx studies in the College of Arts and Letters, the largest academic unit at JMU. Home to ten academic departments, several interdepartmental programs, and 269 full-time faculty, Arts and Letters is the intellectual home of humanities, social sciences, communication, and media programs at JMU. Our Latinx cohort hire will bring six and perhaps as many as seven new colleagues specializing in media, rhetoric, communication, creative writing, sociology, and romance languages. This cohort will join recent hires in Latinx US history, politics, and anthropology to build on already existing strengths across a variety of fields and intellectual areas. Harrisonburg is home to a vital Latinx community with whom JMU has a deep history of interconnection. This is an exciting time to join a college-wide effort to enhance research, teaching, and scholarship in this vital area of work.
A complete description of this cohort hire may be found here: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10348
The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers 11 languages. It consists of 27 full-time faculty committed to fostering relationships between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community. Our mission is to advance understanding, promote racial equity, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world. We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as our department’s core values as we strive to be a welcoming community where global cultures, languages, and communities are celebrated. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.
Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking candidates prepared to teach language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates that have research interests that focus on the Central American and/or Latina/o/x populations and engage the broad contours of Latinx Studies.
We are particularly interested in candidates that have research interests that focus on the Central American and/or Latina/o/x populations and engage the broad contours of Latinx Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of excellence in teaching Spanish at the university level, as well as courses in Hispanic, Latin American, or Latinx literatures and cultures. Experience in teaching Introduction to Literatures in Spanish literature is a plus. Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Spanish and English. Familiarity with the use of multimedia technology in the classrooms is preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate their potential to maintain active scholarly research programs. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, although the Department will consider exceptional applicants at the advanced dissertation stage.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Cover letter.
- The candidate’s cover letter should speak to a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching as well as the candidate’s contributions or potential contributions to diversity within the classroom, program, and university.
- The names and contact information of three references.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of completed applications will begin November 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position contact the Spanish search chair, Dr. Tomas Regalado-Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
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