Professor of Practice of Latinx Studies / LAS / Spanish
- Loyola University New Orleans
- Location details
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Cultural studies, Language teaching, Literature, multicultural
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
- Academic Hiring Standards
- Hiring standards
The Department of Languages and Cultures at Loyola University New Orleans welcomes applications from energetic and committed professors of Latinx and/or Latin American Studies for a full-time appointment as Professor of Practice, with a three-year renewable contract to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will design, propose, and teach Latinx and LAS content courses in English and Spanish as well as teach existing Spanish language classes at all levels. The position requires teaching 4 classes per semester (fall and spring, for a total of 8 classes per academic year). We are open to all sub-fields, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following knowledge formations: Afro-Latinx Studies; Global Border Studies; New Media Studies; Trans, Sexuality, and Gender Latinx Studies. Experience with heritage Spanish a plus.
Qualified applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Latinx, Spanish, and/or Latin American Studies or a related field, demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and provide evidence of active scholarship and publication. The department is especially interested in applicants who can offer classes on Latin America and/or Latinx Studies from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including humanities, arts, and social sciences. Near native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The successful candidate will begin on a three-year, renewable contract with the possibility of moving to permanent status. The salary range is competitive.
Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio by January 10, 2023. Direct any other questions to Chair of the search committee: Dr. Nathan Henne, Department of Languages and Cultures, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create new courses, adapt existing courses, and teach various interdisciplinary courses about Latin America and U.S. Latinx cultures in both English and Spanish
- Prepare and teach Spanish language classes at all levels
- Incorporate prior research and publication into classes designed and taught
- Mentor students
- Participate in department meetings and functions
- Ph.D. in LAS, Spanish, Latinx Studies, or related field
- Fluency in Spanish and English
- Teaching experience at the university level
- Mentoring and advising experience at the university level
- Active research agenda
Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to justice, compassion, service, and academic excellence. Consistent with our mission, we welcome candidates who demonstrate strong commitments to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Loyola is committed to hiring differently abled people and those of all races, religions, ethnicities, and gender identities.
Loyola University New Orleans is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans on Historic St. Charles Avenue across from Audubon Park. Loyola is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We offer an excellent benefits package including generous tuition remission for full-time faculty members and their dependents. For more about our university and department, visit http://cas.loyno.edu/languages-cultures.
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