Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: Spanish

The Division of Modern Languages in the College of Liberals Arts and Sciences at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure-track professorship at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor to begin Fall 2024. EOE/ AA.

We seek a collaborative faculty member to join our Spanish program and make interdisciplinary connections. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. (or ABD) in either Latin American Literature, with a background in Afro-Latin American or Afro-Caribbean Literature and Cultures, or in Spanish Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or Heritage Language Pedagogy with a demonstrated interest in mentoring language teachers, and have native or near native fluency in Spanish. Candidates must have the ability to teach courses in Latin American, Hemispheric American, Afro-Caribbean literature or Second Language Acquisition. In order to contribute to Alfred University's mission, the successful candidate will teach three courses each semester. Courses include lower-division Spanish courses, lower-division General Education Literature courses, and upper-level Spanish courses for the major/minor. Additional teaching opportunities include Alfred University's Allen Term, Applied & Experiential Learning (APEX), and Summer Programs.

Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly productivity is required. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service, and have a commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

One of the first co-educational institutions in the United States, Alfred University is a top-ranked, small, comprehensive university committed to both teaching and research, and is devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning. Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in western New York State, Alfred University has a current enrollment of around 1800 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and 150 full-time faculty members. The University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 2003.

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2023. Application materials should highlight the candidate's experience in or plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or service. Applicants should submit materials electronically and include a detailed letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a CV, and a teaching statement. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.


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