Postdoc - Latin American Literature and Culture with Indigenous Studies Focus

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

We seek a scholar of Latin American literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on Indigenous Studies for a post-doctoral position. We would particularly welcome research that engages topics such as indigenous feminisms and epistemologies, political ecologies, sovereignty, language revitalization, and/or the convergence of race and indigeneity, and we encourage applications from scholars who work in collaboration with Indigenous communities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching content courses in their specialty, as well as Spanish language courses, and will effectively incorporate equity and inclusion in their pedagogical practice. ABD candidates will be considered; however, they must have their degree in hand prior to August 2024.


To Apply

Please submit the following materials on Academic Jobs Online (AJO). We will begin reviewing applications on October 15 and continue accepting them until the position is filled:

  • A cover letter that includes a statement of interest in Macalester and discusses demonstrated activity and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in your teaching, advising, mentorship, curriculum, scholarship, service or community and professional engagement. 

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • A teaching statement that includes a discussion of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, advising, mentoring, and support of students of diverse backgrounds or interests.

  • A research statement that includes a discussion of ways that you bring a Native and Indigenous perspective to your work.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

Macalester College
Macalester is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 99 countries. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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