Asst Prof in Global Hispanophone Studies

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Assistant Professor. The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Hispanophone Studies to begin in the fall semester of 2024. We seek an exceptional scholar in literary and cultural studies whose research and teaching focus on global patterns and exchanges connecting the Spanish-speaking world across traditional historical periods, and border-bound geopolitical and geographical areas (including Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, as well as the Atlantic and the Pacific). Within the field of Global Hispanophone Studies, we welcome applications from scholars with forward-looking research agendas and whose work engages different methodologies on categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, media, visual culture, and digital humanities. Scholars whose research engages materials produced before the 20th century are particularly welcome. We are especially interested in approaches to Global Hispanophone Studies that are in dialogue with related fields, such as African Diaspora Studies, Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies, Hemispheric Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Transpacific Studies, among others.

Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising and mentoring a diverse student body; directing dissertations and participating in dissertation and exam committees; and other duties assigned by the University. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should have completed a PhD with a research focus on Global Hispanophone Studies by time of appointment. We expect the successful candidate to teach and conduct scholarship in both Spanish and English.

RLL comprises a vibrant community of scholars whose research and teaching are at the forefront of advancing the humanities at the University. RLL colleagues collaborate with interdisciplinary programs such as Latin American Studies, Global Studies, African and African-American Studies, American Culture Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Studies, as well as other departments and research centers across the University, to carry out innovative research and teaching projects. This new tenure-track position aligns with Washington University’s commitment to build a world-class research program on race and ethnicity. Moreover, the new colleague will be eligible for substantive research support from the Center for the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Application Instructions

To complete your application and receive full consideration, the following materials must be

received via Interfolio at by 6 November 2023:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Writing Sample (not to exceed 30 pages)

4) Three letters of recommendation

5) Research Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

6) Teaching Statement (not to exceed 2 pages); this document should address your teaching philosophy, experience, and commitment to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds

Please note that we will be holding first-round screening interviews virtually.

Applications received by 6 November 2023 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.



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