Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish, beginning fall 2018. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Spanish, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino/a/x Studies or related discipline or interdisciplinary degree) by time of appointment and have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. We welcome applications from advanced assistant professors.

We seek candidates whose scholarly work engages with one or more of the department’s three research/teaching foci:

  • translating language and culture;
  • narratives and performance of identity and citizenship;
  • empire, colonialism and post-coloniality.

Area of expertise is open. Of greatest interest will be candidates whose work encompasses Latin America and the Latino/a/x US or border studies, particularly the Mexico-US Borderlands. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses in Spanish as well as graduate courses in the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Hispanic Studies.

Applications should include: a cover letter that specifically addresses how the candidate’s work engages with one or more of the research/teaching foci; CV; three letters of recommendation; writing research sample; and statement on teaching and mentoring. This statement should include a brief discussion about experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds. These items should be submitted to Interfolio ( Inquiries may be addressed to Preliminary interviews will take place in November via videoconference.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.