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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latina/o, & Latin American Studies (#695)

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The Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American literatures and cultures at the assistant professor rank to begin fall 2019.

We are looking for a candidate who specializes in Latin America, preferably engaging with contemporary issues. The main area of expertise is open but should complement those currently developed in the department. The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per academic year (2/2) for Spanish (which may include beginning levels to more advanced courses in language, literature, and culture, taught in Spanish), and Latin American Studies (taught in Spanish or English); and will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in (inter)disciplinary fields such as Latina/o Studies, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Film Studies, Gender Studies and Politics, as well as participate in community-based and global education programs.

A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, as is a strong command of Spanish and English. Applicants will submit a cover letter, C.V., an article-length writing sample, and statements concerning research interests, teaching philosophy, and the mentoring of a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf; electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Instructions are online at http://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2018.  We will conduct initial interviews via video-conference in early December of 2018.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program as well as a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and in mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.