Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position in Hispanic Studies beginning July 1, 2023. PhD preferred; MA required. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of recurring multi-year appointments (and eventual promotion to senior lecturer) contingent on successful review and reappointment. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including elementary and intermediate language courses and courses informed by the candidate’s field of specialization, and will engage in the life of the department. The field of specialization is open, but the department is especially interested in candidates specializing in language acquisition and/or Hispanic linguistics with interests in subfields including language pedagogy, bilingualism, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, heritage language education, child and/or adult language acquisition, or sociolinguistics. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.

Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence). We are particularly interested in candidates with an understanding of and interest in undergraduate liberal arts education.

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development and a fully-funded semester sabbatical leave (after promotion to senior lecturer and every 10 years thereafter), support for teaching, grant-writing, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The College also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks.

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: https://www.bowdoin.edu/accessibility/index.html.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your teaching experiences, scholarly interests, and commitment to inclusive excellence; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement; 4) course evaluations; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Letter writers will be automatically contacted upon submission of your application.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

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