Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies

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The Department of Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include teaching three course units per semester according to the needs of the program, which include teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, from beginning Spanish language courses to specialized senior seminars. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need.

 

A Ph.D. in Latin American Studies or a related field is required by the start date of August 20, 2024. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who investigate and can teach undergraduate courses in Latin American Indigenous Studies/Indigeneity or Afro-Latin/o Studies. Related expertise in Luso-Brazilian Studies is desirable.

   

LALIS is a diverse community devoted to the study of language, literature, and culture as integral to understanding the human experience. Our expanding curriculum, which includes courses in languages, literatures, linguistics, and community-based learning, as well as film, theater, performance, translation, cultural, and Latino studies, allows students to explore an array of topics from areas of the world where Spanish and Portuguese (among other languages) are spoken. Active engagement with the intellectual life of the department is expected by mentoring students and attending meetings and events. 

 

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.” LALIS is part of the School of Arts & Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, which is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-four departments, and twelve interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative, and pedagogical activities of the faculty.

 

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see lalis.richmond.edu.  

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and include: 

  • brief cover letter describing the applicant’s motivation for the position
  • curriculum vitae   
  • combined teaching and research statement (3 pages) that presents the applicant’s commitment to undergraduate student development, details the candidate’s teaching experience and interests, and describes the applicant’s practice and commitment to inclusive pedagogy

Selected applicants will be asked to submit syllabi of two courses already taught and/or potential courses, with 2-4 total sample assignments. They may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for two references who may be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on February 12 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Kissling, at ekisslin@richmond.edu  

 


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