Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Latin American Literature and Culture

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year full-time teaching stream contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in Latin American Literature and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1 2024.

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Spanish or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Candidates must have experience teaching Modern and/or Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures, and teaching experience in a University Spanish Language Program. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree-granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese is a center for innovation and leading research in Hispanic and Lusophone studies.  The Department houses three undergraduate programs (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies), and an MA and PhD program in Spanish. In addition to language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese, our programs explore the literature and cultures of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, and the linguistic analysis of the Spanish and Portuguese languages. We are a close-knit group of faculty, staff and students who collaborate to create a dynamic and intellectual community. As part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top teaching and research universities, our department is an ideal place to work, research and make an impact in higher education.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Ana T. Pérez-Leroux at

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by May 13, 2024.

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