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Assistant Professor in Latinx Literatures/Cultural Studies

Brandeis University
Massachusetts, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Romance Studies and Program in Latin American and Latino Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latinx Literatures/Cultural Studies beginning fall 2020. This position is subject to budget approval. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives within the Humanities. Possible specializations include but are not limited to gender and sexuality, visual arts, performance studies, digital and media studies, Afro-Latinx studies, indigenous studies, trans-American studies, or migration and border studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence as a scholar and a teacher, and will have the PhD in hand by fall 2020.  Ideally, they will also have hemispheric interests and the ability to teach in both Spanish and English.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. You may be asked to provide two sample syllabi and a teaching statement in a later round. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. As part of your cover letter, please let us know how your present or future commitments to departmental and institutional equity, diversity and inclusion, are reflected in your creative and intellectual endeavors, your teaching, or your service.

Only online applications will be accepted. More information can be found on the department website:

First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Letters should be addressed to Fernando J. Rosenberg, Chair of the Search Committee.  We plan to interview candidates via Zoom in late November and early December.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

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