Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture - Tenure Track

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applicants for a full-time academic year, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture. Appointee must be available to start on August 22, 2022.

A Ph.D. in Latinx Literature & Culture or related field required in hand by August 2022. Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English required. The successful candidate will demonstrate an active record (or show promise) of research and publication in Latinx literature and cultural studies and excellence in teaching. Varied national and cultural representations within the Latinx field and a strong theoretical approach are desired in both research and teaching. Teaching duties will include four courses per year, two Latinx courses (one at the B.A. level and the other one in the M.A. level); the two remaining courses will be general Upper Division courses at the 300 level (SPA 301, “Approaches to Reading Texts”, SPA 321, “Introduction to Spanish Literature,” and/or SPA 322, “Introduction to Latin American Literature”). 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to the Department’s, the College’s and University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. A successful applicant must be able to work in a multicultural environment that reflects our student body and embraces the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about the College of Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion please visit submit a curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter, diversity statement, writing sample (book chapter or published article preferred), three letters of recommendation, and evaluations of two recent courses taught through the online portal system The diversity statement should define the concept, summarize contributions to diversity in research, teaching, and service, and highlight how the candidate would contribute to the institutional mission towards diversity and inclusion. 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 5, 2022. The search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please. Salary is competitive. 

Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Individuals from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


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