Assistant Professor in Modern Iberian Studies or Southern Cone Studies

Position Description

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a position of Assistant Professor in either Modern Iberian Studies or Southern Cone Studies to begin on July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate must have native or near-native Spanish and have completed all requirements for the receipt of the PhD by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate also will have excellent writing skills, demonstrated ability to carry out original research, evidence of professional activity, and successful teaching experience. The ability to work in languages other than Spanish, and particularly other peninsular languages such as Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, or Basque for Modern Iberian Studies, or indigenous languages or Portuguese for Southern Cone Studies is highly desirable.  

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  • a CV,
  • cover letter,
  • a research statement that situates the candidate’s work within what they understand to be the state and direction/s of the field (not to exceed two pages),
  • and a sample of scholarship in Spanish or in English (not to exceed 25 pages)

Please add these materials to the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at The materials listed above must be received by 11pm central time on October 15, 2022.

Candidates are also required to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf by October 22, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to request their letters of recommendation through the application system as early as possible.

Following the initial review, candidates who advance may be asked to supply additional materials.

Position contingent on final budgetary approval. For more information on the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, please visit For questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Hurtarte (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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