Visiting Assistant Professor, Border Studies & Mexican Latinx Literature, Arts and Sciences

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Border Studies and Mexican & U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish

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Job Overview    

The Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures (RALL) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Mexican and/or U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish. This is a one-year position with the possibility of a second-year renewal. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester in RALL at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These courses may include, but not be limited to, Spanish language, Mexican/Latinx literature, media, culture, and/or creative writing courses from the introductory to the advanced graduate levels.    

The successful candidate will also be expected to utilize innovative technologies and teaching methods from prior teaching experience, including Distance/Online Learning, and to maintain an active research agenda which involves conducting original research and publishing in one’s area(s) of expertise.    

Minimum Requirements    

All of the following are required prior to the effective date of the appointment, which is August 15, 2024:    

  • PhD in Spanish    
  • Minimum of three academic years of experience teaching courses in Spanish language, Spanish, Latin American, or Latinx literature or culture at the college (undergraduate or graduate) level, which could have been as a teaching assistant, adjunct or full-time faculty    
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish    

Application process   

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page teamwork statement, teaching evaluations, and university transcripts of all graduate work.  Please use the additional documents feature to attach the required information.  Additionally, three letters of recommendation should also be sent by the recommenders to the Chair of the Search Committee, either directly or via Interfolio, to 

The review begins on July 5 and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options include vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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