Assistant Professor

The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of modern Iberian literatures and cultures and the Global Hispanophone (18th-21st centuries).  We are interested in scholars of peninsular Spain with a broad global perspective who can contribute to the department's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. We encourage applicants whose research encompasses any of the cultural-linguistic traditions of Spain (including Basque, Catalonian, and Galician) and / or who study Spanish literary and cultural production in transatlantic, transpacific, and African contexts. We are especially interested in applicants who center race in their work, and also welcome candidates who would complement the department's cross-disciplinary strengths in performance, visual, urban, or environmental studies. Further, the Department of Hispanic Studies is keenly interested in diversifying and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

The successful applicant will demonstrate exceptional promise as a rigorous and dynamic scholar for whom excellence in research is interwoven with a proven dedication to inclusive teaching and mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students. They will also contribute to the intellectual life of the department and wider university, supporting our efforts to build a diverse scholarly environment. A PhD in Spanish or equivalent degree is required by the position start date, July 1, 2023. Special consideration will be given to candidates who received the PhD within the past five years. Near-native or native Spanish fluency is expected.

Brown University and the Department of Hispanic Studies are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Applications must be made online at For full consideration, please submit by November 5, 2022. Required materials include: a letter of application addressing research, teaching, and service; curriculum vitae, a one-page dissertation abstract; one writing sample (30 pages maximum, in Spanish or English), and three letters of reference. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via video conference in December.


For further information, please contact:

Professor Laura Bass and Professor Sarah Thomas

Co-Chairs, Search Committee and




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