Postdoctoral Fellow in Spanish, Latin American Cultural Studies

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, benefits-eligible post-doctoral fellowship in Spanish, to begin July 1, 2023. Ph.D. in Spanish or relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. We welcome candidates working on Latin American cultural studies, broadly defined. We are particularly interested in candidates with research that innovatively engages the Black diaspora (from Caribbean and Afro-Latinx geographies to Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea) and/or transnational indigeneities, including from transpacific or transatlantic perspectives. Intersectional perspectives, innovative pedagogical approaches, and experience working with heritage speakers of Spanish are especially welcome.

Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester (two courses per year) in the Spanish curriculum, program and community building, working both formally and informally with undergraduate students, from mentoring to advising them on research projects, and creating and convening conversations on issues related to the successful candidate’s research.

Please apply at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of a topics course syllabus (intermediate-level), a diversity statement, and contact information for two confidential references who will submit letters of recommendation at a subsequent stage. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese may be found at

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