Assistant Professor of Caribbean Studies

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The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in contemporary Latin American literature and cultures with a research focus on the Caribbean. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature (or closely related field) at the time of appointment, and evidence of foundational knowledge of literary-critical debates in Latin American studies. We encourage applications from candidates whose pedagogy and scholarship push the boundaries of the Latin Americanist canon in terms of critical approach, media form, or diverse political geographies and histories. We also welcome inventive blends of teaching and research with public humanities work and community engagement as well as candidates whose disposition to participate in the life of the department through service might strengthen the department’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English and the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in curricular and experiential contexts are also required. We especially welcome applications from candidates of underrepresented groups, whose backgrounds, experience, and approaches contribute to our aims for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2023.

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary students and scholars with an undergraduate major and minors in Spanish and Portuguese Culture, Language, and Literature, a competitive graduate program, and an active events calendar with visiting scholars, conferences, and other research and cultural activities.

The regular teaching load for this position is two courses per semester. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application containing a description of the academic profile, teaching philosophy, and commitment to inclusive excellence; current curriculum vitae; a chapter of your dissertation or first book (or a derived article); names and contact information for three professional references; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (a sample syllabus, student evaluations, list of courses taught or that could be taught at the University of Pittsburgh) via this link: Job Description - Assistant Professor of Caribbean Studies (22007885) (taleo.net)

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. 

Questions about the search may be directed to the faculty actions coordinator, Sara Abbott (sea127@pitt.edu) or to the department chair, Elizabeth Monasterios (elm15@pitt.edu). For additional information, see http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu.

 1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - description of academic profile, teaching philosophy, and commitment to inclusive excellence; current curriculum vitae; a chapter of your dissertation or first book (or a derived article); and evidence of teaching effectiveness (a sample syllabus, student evaluations, list of courses taught or that could be taught at the University of Pittsburgh). 2. Diversity statement - should address your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement 3. Word document with names and contact info for three references The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement. 

Assignment Category Full-time regular

Campus Pittsburgh

Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)


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