Visiting Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature

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The Department of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature in English, beginning August 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year with a potential to renew. Applicants with expertise in Latin American Literature, Chicanx Literature, Comparative Literature, or Afro-Latinx Literature are especially encouraged to apply.  Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, and topics courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. All professors at St. Mary’s are expected to contribute to the college-wide core curriculum and their departmental curriculum.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Latinx Studies or a related field and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Proficiency in Spanish strongly desired. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience like that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter (within the cover letter, applicants are requested to speak to ways in which their teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity), curriculum vitae (include e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, the College will also request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one referee should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/144649.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman at jlcoleman@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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