TENURE-TRACK OPENING

ASSOCIATE / FULL PROFESSOR OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-line Associate or recently-promoted Full Professor of Latin American literature and cultural studies expected to teach Latin American literature and culture courses at the upper-division and graduate levels; interested in Heritage Learner courses; interested in playing a significant role in the Caribbean and Latin American Studies (CLAS) certificate program; with experience in pursuing external grants / funding; interested in seeking Hispanic-Serving Institution-linked grants and participating in related initiatives desirable. The department participates in the PhD program in Comparative Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, as well as the Study of the Americas Initiative that takes full advantage of our amazing strategic location in Florida, at the nexus of South, North and Central America and the Caribbean to bring different spaces of the western hemisphere into conversation by providing fora for discussion for scholars in all disciplines in the humanities (https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/college-initiatives/americas-initiative/).

 The successful candidate will hold a PhD from an accredited institution in Spanish or a closely related field. Superior oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Strong publication record in Latin American literature and culture in the form of major articles and/or books commensurate with rank; continuous dissemination of research at prominent international and national scholarly conferences; track record with extramural grants; participation in Hispanic-Serving Institution grants desirable. Typical teaching load is 2/3. The ideal candidate will bridge existing strengths in our core program areas and pursue collaborations with faculty within and outside of the department. Applications completed and submitted in full by January 25th, 2019 will receive full consideration; position open until filled. First-round interviews will be conducted via Skype.

 All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Associate Professor/Professor on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a philosophy of teaching statement at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (maximum 1 page) accompanied by recent student evaluations of teaching; a statement of research interests and goals (maximum 2 pages); the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references for future contact, as well as their professional relationship to each reference listed (references will only be contacted for letters with the permission of the candidates); and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Confidential letters of recommendation may be sent to Dr. Nancy Poulson / npoulson@fau.edu / Search Committee Chair / Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature / CU-97 Suite 232K / Florida Atlantic University / 777 Glades Road / Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.

 A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

 For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ05022.

 Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

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