Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor position in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, effective August 2024. The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Hispanic Studies or a directly related field by the date of employment. The candidate should have at least one year of teaching experience in US institutions at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required.

The successful candidate will join a department that has a strong commitment to research and teaching and will be expected to contribute significant scholarship in the area of 20th- and 21st- century Latin American literary and cultural studies. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include a wide range of Spanish language, literature, and culture courses for undergraduates. Faculty members in MLL are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary programs, such as Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Studies, and Film and Documentary Studies, among others.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin October 9, 2023. To apply, please upload to Academic Jobs Online a cover letter that discusses potential contributions to a diverse environment in the college, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, a 20–25-page writing sample, and three letters of reference. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Matthew Bush, Chair of the Spanish Search Committee, at Applicants should submit their materials at

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for  following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty:

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