Assistant Professor in Spanish and Latin American Studies

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Monmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish and Latin American Studies beginning August 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, service in a liberal arts college setting, academic scholarship, and the College’s liberal arts mission. Tenure-track faculty teach three courses per semester, serve on faculty committees, advise undergraduate students, and participate in faculty governance, recruitment activities, curriculum development, and departmental and institution-wide assessment.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish language, Hispanic or Latin American literatures or cultures, or related field; ABD considered.
  • Proficiency, at a native or near-native level, in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to teach Spanish language from beginning to advanced levels, including grammar and composition, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and Spanish for the Professions.
  • Ability to contribute to the Latin American and Latino Studies program.
  • Approach to teaching that affirms diversity and is inclusive for students at different ability levels and from different backgrounds.

Monmouth College aspires to be the home of a diverse, inclusive community of students, teacher/scholars and staff working as a team for the benefit of the students. The College and the Department value and affirm diversity. We strive to expose students to diverse peoples, ideas, and cultures in order to facilitate deeper intellectual inquiry, encourage critical thinking, enhance empathy and develop competent and ethical communication skills. Embracing diversity is a necessary condition for preparing our graduates to be civically engaged citizens who can succeed in a diverse world.

Send 1.) a letter of application that addresses the position expectations, your teaching philosophy, and your approach to affirming diversity in the classroom, 2.) a Curriculum Vitae, and 3.) a list of three references to Stephanie Baugh, Chair pro tem, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Monmouth College. Send materials attached to a single e-mail to dmclaughlin@monmouthcollege.edu, and use “Spanish Search” as the subject line.

Located in west central Illinois about 200 miles from Chicago, Monmouth College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 800 students. Monmouth is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The average class size at Monmouth College is 14 students, with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. For more information about the College, please see our mission statement

Competitive salary and attractive benefit package, including retirement plan, health and dental insurance plan, and certain tuition benefits for eligible dependents. Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement


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