Tenured Associate/Full Professor of Spanish & Department Chair

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University Bakersfield seeks an experienced leader who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, as well as language pedagogies. We are seeking a colleague with a strong background in academic leadership and teaching experience in diverse communities, including teaching first generation and heritage students. In addition to the duties of Department Chair, the successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with other colleagues to strengthen and promote our academic programs and develop strategies to recruit undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the candidate might be asked to offer inter/multi-disciplinary or cross-cultural Chicanx and Latinx Studies courses in English.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Spanish or related field, the ability to teach in Spanish and English undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American Literature and Cultures and Language Pedagogies, an established record of academic publications, and a demonstrated record of successful leadership experience in diverse departments.  Additional qualifications include an interest in community engagement and student recruitment, and  the ability to teach interdisciplinary/cross-cultural Chicanx and Latinx studies courses in English related to the candidate’s specialization.

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