Assistant Professor of Spanish

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UNC Greensboro is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures or related fields to join the dynamic faculty of our undergraduate and graduate programs in Spanish and those of the eight other language and culture programs we provide. Applicants must hold or anticipate holding a PhD in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures with a specialization in 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literatures and cultures (or related fields) by August 1, 2020.  Preference will be given to candidates having expertise in one or more of the following sub-specialties: Afro-Hispanic and/or Caribbean Studies, Mexican and/or Central American literatures and cultures, and/or Indigenous literatures and cultures.  They should also show a strong research program, evidence of excellent teaching, and a commitment to working with a campus community from diverse backgrounds.  Experience or interest in designing curricula, developing course materials, and/or working with study abroad programs is a plus.  A native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English is required.  Duties will include teaching major- and graduate-level courses in Spanish language and Latin American literatures and cultures (or related fields) and/or sub-specialties, supporting the Spanish program in general, and contributing to other priorities of the Department, the College, and University.  This position may likewise entail supporting UNCG’s Global Village living-learning community, enhancing community engagement, and collaborating with interdisciplinary programs like International and Global Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 45% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.  The start date for this position is August 1, 2020. The position provides a competitive salary and benefits package.  Applicants should submit all materials electronically (visit https://spartantalent.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #999653), including a letter of interest; CV; teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy; max. 500 words); research statement (max. 500 words); sample(s) of scholarship (in English or Spanish; max. 10,000 words). The names and email addresses of at least three (3) references should be provided in the References section of the electronic application.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled; selected candidates will be interviewed, and finalists will be invited to campus. 


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