Lecturer in Lusophone Studies

Emory University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites applications for a Lecturer in Lusophone Studies. The appointment begins in August 2020. We seek candidates with a wide-ranging knowledge of the field as well as significant language teaching experience.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate success in teaching a range of classes in Portuguese language and Lusophone studies, have prior experience with undergraduate student mentoring and advising, and display an active commitment to program development, including study abroad. The candidate must also show experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of a culturally diverse student body. We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests complement the current strengths of our faculty in Spanish and Portuguese and will directly contribute to our Portuguese program. Of particular importance is a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and programs at Emory such as History, African Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Media and Film Studies, Linguistics, Environmental Studies, and Global Health. Field of specialization open.

PhD in either Portuguese language or Portuguese and Brazilian literatures/studies or the equivalent by August 2020. Native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Portuguese and English. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses, advising undergraduate students, and performing service duties as required by the department and the university. Annual teaching load is 5 courses (3/2). Lecture-track faculty at Emory receive multiyear contracts with the possibility of renewal and promotion, and participate fully in departmental and university governance.

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Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Please address letter of application to Prof. Ana Catarina Teixeira, Chair of the Search Committee, and send complete dossier electronically via Interfolio at www.interfolio.com. Contact for questions: spanportsearch@emory.edu.

The applicant’s dossier should include:

1. Letter of Application;

2. CV;

3. Unofficial graduate transcripts;

4. Three letters of recommendation;

5. Teaching philosophy statement (max 2 pages);

6. Three sample syllabi for low-intermediate and upper-level courses;

7. Recent student evaluations from at least three different courses, including ratings and comments;

8. Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with a broadly diverse community, including relevant experience (max 1 page).

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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