Visiting Assistant Professor in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies

Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Illinois, United States
Not specified
Nov 06, 2018
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies,
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announce a search to fill a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Hispanic literary and Cultural Studies.

This one-year position is intended to cover classes at the M.A. and B.A. level in Transatlantic Early Modern studies, administer the M.A. exams for that area, and conduct research and participate in the intellectual life of our programs. UIC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. It is a diverse, linguistically rich, research-intensive university and provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research.

We are specially seeking candidates in Colonial Spanish America and/or Peninsular Early Modern literature. The ideal candidate would be capable of teaching classes in both Colonial and Peninsular Early Modern literature. We are interested in hiring a researcher whose work is grounded in a theoretical perspective who can engage with our graduate students and who can introduce our undergraduates to these topics. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

The faculty in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies serves 118 majors, 105 minors, and over 50 graduate students.  The department has MA and PhD programs in literature and linguistics and an MAT, which includes a teaching certification.

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  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Spanish literature or a related field by the starting date of August 16, 2019.
  • Native or near-native competence in Spanish is required.



For fullest consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by January 10, 2019.


Applications should include a cover letter addressed to the Early Modern Spanish Search Committee; a CV; statements of research and teaching interests (no more than two pages each); a summary of teaching evaluations if available; one representative sample of published or unpublished work. Please provide names and e-mail addresses of at least three references in your CV.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.