Assistant or Associate Professor of Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Peninsular Spanish literature and culture with expertise in Digital Humanities. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position with a start date of August 16, 2024. The field of specialization within Peninsular Spanish studies is open but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching relate to contemporary Spain. Secondary interests in postcolonial approaches to culture or transatlantic studies are welcome.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of Peninsular Spanish literature and culture and Digital Humanities, advise graduate students, conduct research, publish actively, and provide service to the Department, College, and University, including contributing to the College’s Certificate in Digital Humanities. Applicants must show evidence of scholarly promise or accomplishment in relevant research areas, a commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring, and native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a record of academic excellence that meets or exceeds the University of Florida’s criteria for tenure upon hire and will be expected to provide service and leadership commensurate with a senior faculty position. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website ( to learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked the Number 1 public university in the United States by Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

A complete application includes: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for this specific position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3), a research sample (dissertation chapter, journal paper, or equivalent), (4) complete and unabridged course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching for at least four courses, and (5) contact information for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 6, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. David Pharies (

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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