Asst/Assoc Professor in Contemporary Global Hispanophone
Spanish & Portuguese
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
40% Teaching and Advising:
- Teach 4 courses per academic year; including required or
elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Hold regular office hours.
- Participate in the academic advising and mentoring of
undergraduate and graduate students.
- Maintain an active research program.
- Engage in professional activities and conference
- Publish research findings in appropriate scholarly
- Actively contribute to the department and university community
by serving on departmental, College, and/or University
- Participate in professional service.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes
collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff,
and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory
standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and
to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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For Assistant & Associate Professor Level
For Assistant Professor Level:
- A PhD in Spanish (or related field such as Comparative
Literature) by the start date of the position.
- Native or near-native fluency in Spanish.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belong in
research and teaching as evidenced by application materials,
interview process, and reference statements.
For Associate Professor Level:
- A demonstration for high potential in research and publications
as evidenced by application materials and/or research
- Evidence of the potential to teach courses online and in-person
at the undergraduate and graduate level as evidenced by teaching
statements, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.
- A proven record for high potential in research and publications
as evidenced by application materials and/or research
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses online and
in-person at the undergraduate and graduate level as evidenced by
teaching statements, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of
Kansas (KU) is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor in
the field of Contemporary Global Hispanophone Studies, with a start
date of August 18, 2022.
The Department is seeking a scholar and teacher with a strong
expertise in the comparative and transnational study of Hispanic
culture and literature across two or more regions of the world,
including Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, Africa, and the
Pacific region. This includes fields such as transatlantic studies,
diaspora studies, and Afro-Hispanic literatures and cultures. The
primary focus of the position is the contemporary period, but we
are also interested in scholars with a long historical perspective
who take into account the legacy of imperialism and
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, founded in 1918, has a
long-established strength in research and Graduate Education. KU is
a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves
as a center for learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor for
more than 28,000 students and 2,800 faculty. Founded in 1865, KU is
a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university
and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of
American Universities (AAU).
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese seeks candidates who share
our department’s continued commitment to diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging, and who are capable of promote global
cultural awareness. In an effort to enrich its academic environment
and provide equal education and employment opportunities, the
university actively encourages applications from members of groups
underrepresented in higher education. The successful candidate must
be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/20450BR
. A complete online application includes the following materials:
(1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4)
teaching statement and documentation of teaching experience and
effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and student course
evaluations); (5) a statement of experience with, or commitment to,
principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; (6) a writing
sample; and (7) the names and full contact information for three
(3) references whom we may contact.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less.
Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021 and will
continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained
- Describe your experience working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Only complete applications will be considered.