Assistant or Associate Professor in Latin American Cultural and Literary Studies

The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures with a specialization in Latin American Cultural and Literary Studies in the Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The anticipated starting date is August 15, 2024.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field, and possess superior abilities to communicate in Spanish and English. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on film studies and/or visual culture. Other areas of research interest may include Afro and/or Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, African and Pacific Migration to Latin America, Diaspora Studies, Colonial, Decolonial, and Postcolonial Studies, and Critical Cultural Policy Studies. Candidates with experience in Public Humanities and/or research and teaching knowledge of multiple traditions/cultures/languages in Latin America, or of another language taught in the Department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese) are especially encouraged to apply. 


Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence in Spanish and be capable of teaching upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin American cultural production, including but not limited to visual culture, film, media studies, literature, and/or critical theory. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda; teach and advise students in our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program; and contribute to curricular development and extracurricular activities in Spanish (and, ideally, at least one of our other undergraduate programs). Teaching and research collaborations are possible with the university’s Center for Global Black Studies and programs in Latin American Studies, Native American and Global Indigenous Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.



Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. (completed before August 15, 2024) in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field.


Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and list of recommenders should be submitted before November 1, 2023, through the UM website (  Three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample will be required of all candidates chosen for remote interviews in late November or early December.


Inquiries may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Christina Civantos, at 

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information. 

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