Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, tenure-track Assistant Professor: Latin American Studies – Focusing on literature, cultural studies, and/or performance studies, with a specialization in matters of race, gender, indigeneity, and/or Latinx studies. In order to enrich and expand upon existing department strengths in seventeenth-century Indigeneity and in race in contemporary Caribbean and Caribbean diasporic communities, we are looking for scholars whose research and teaching center on the nineteenth, twentieth, or twenty-first centuries in any region of the Americas other than the Caribbean.  Eligible applicants must hold a PhD in Latin American Studies, Spanish, Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Performance Studies, English, Comparative Literature, American Studies, Ethnic Studies or a related relevant field by the time of appointment.  Candidates will be assessed based on their demonstrated record or strong potential for excellence in research and teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required.


We believe that the cultural and social diversity of our Department is vitally important to the excellence of our academic programs, and we encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of our teaching, research, and learning. Although this is not a joint appointment, the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with students and faculty in other departments, units, or research initiatives, such as the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, the Program in American Studies, and/or the various humanities labs housed in the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures. Screening of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Please apply online at  and attach the following required applicant documents:

o    Cover letter addressing areas of research, teaching experience, and potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia

o    CV

o    Statement of teaching philosophy

o    Inclusive excellence statement that addresses the applicant’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, service or in other capacities.

o    2 Writing samples

o    Three letters of recommendation emailed to

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. 


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