Assistant Professor in Contemporary Latin American Popular Culture

Temple University College of Liberal Arts Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 13, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Temple University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Contemporary Latin American Media and/or Visual Studies (television/internet series, podcasts, radio, social media, performance/cabaret, photography, and/or murals, among others).  We seek a candidate that specializes in the cultural production of Mexico and/or Central America, and that ideally engages its diaspora. Research with a transnational and/or cross-border focus is preferred. The desired candidate’s work should also address at least one (and preferably more than one) of the following: issues of race and ethnicity, disability, subaltern studies, and/or gender and sexuality. Applicants should show evidence of outstanding scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.


A Ph.D. in hand by August 2020 is required.  The candidate selected for this position should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. Competitive salary and benefits.

Application Instructions

Required documents: a cover letter that addresses research and teaching, a CV, three confidential letters of rec­ommendation, graduate transcripts (unofficial), student course evaluations, and two writing samples. For questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sergio R. Franco at, or the Department Chair, Dr. Hiram Aldarondo at  The search committee will begin to screen applications on October 31st, 2019 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.  Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted in December via Zoom.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia.  The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs, and 15 graduate degree programs.  With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color.

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