Spanish-Visiting Asst Prof Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Spanish-Visiting Asst Prof Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture Date: 02/01/2021 The Spanish department at Colby College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture. The position begins August 2021. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Spanish by August 1, 2021, native or near-native command of Spanish, and extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching language and contemporary Latin American cultural production. The search committee is especially interested in a candidate whose teaching and scholarship demonstrate experience with the interdisciplinary practices and methodologies of cultural studies, who has an interest in new and emergent types of literary and artistic expression in Latin America, and whose work engages with Afro-Indigeneity, Afro-latinidades, or discourses of race in contemporary Latin America. The strongest candidate for this position will also have demonstrated ability to teach language courses at all levels. The position requires 5 courses per year (language and cultural production), an ongoing program of research, and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the college.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and (4) a statement of research interests, both of which demonstrate a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation.

Documents should be submitted via Interfolio at

Questions about this search can be directed to Professor Dean Allbritton,

Review of materials will begin on March 1 and continue until the search is completed.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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