Faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies are expected to carry out a rigorous program of research, outstanding teaching in a broad range of courses, graduate student advising, and participation in shared governance. In addition, this position involves developing advanced courses that complement the department’s current opportunities for community engagement with local Latinx populations, as well as enhancing the department’s connections with cultural institutions in the Twin Cities.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position specializing in Mexican literary and cultural studies, beginning fall semester 2020 (August 31, 2020).
This position reflects an ongoing departmental focus on interdisciplinary approaches through research on issues connected to human rights and the nexus of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization, based on the humanistic perspectives of the Global South. It is also part of a college-wide initiative at the University of Minnesota to build interdisciplinary ties among departments across the arts, humanities, and the social sciences.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Preference will be given to candidates with strong, interdisciplinary research profiles and with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is especially interested in a candidate engaged in innovative theoretical and/or interdisciplinary approaches to Mexican twentieth and twenty-first centuries literary and cultural studies. Preference will be given to those candidates with expertise in immigration, border studies, indigeneity, and/or extractivism, as well as those candidates with a research focus on the intersection of literature with visual or performance studies. Knowledge of indigenous languages will be considered a plus.
A Ph.D. in Spanish or related field (including its foreign equivalent) is required, as well as native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 31, 2020).
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
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