Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Culture

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, effective August 2023. All requirements for the Ph.D. in Spanish and Hispanic Studies or directly related field must be earned by employment date. The candidate should have at least one year of teaching experience in US institutions at the college level, including graduate teaching fellowships. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required. Primary area of specialization should be 20th and 21st century Caribbean literature and culture. 

The successful candidate will join a faculty in the MLL department that has a strong commitment to research and teaching. The successful candidate will contribute significant scholarship to their field and teach a wide range of language, literature, and culture courses to undergraduates. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Faculty members in our department participate in interdisciplinary programs, such as Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Studies, and Film and Documentary Studies, among others. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. 

Review of applications will begin November 11, 2022. To apply, please upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, a 20-25 page writing sample, and three letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online. Any inquiries regarding this search should be direct to Prof. Matthew Bush, Chair of the Spanish Search Committee at

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty 

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