The Department of Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish with a focus on Latin American language/literature/culture to begin August, 2018. The Department hosts major programs in Spanish and French and a minor program in German, Latin American Studies, and Central and Eastern European Studies. There are currently six full-time faculty in Spanish and 70+ majors. In addition to the two majors, the department offers language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, and Russian. Duties of the position include:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture
  • Conduct program of scholarly research in area of expertise
  • Provide academic advisement
  • Contribute to department through committee service
  • Contribute to the discipline and university

Our priority is teaching excellence: We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise. A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential.Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish conferred by August 2018
  • Primary expertise in Latin American literature or culture and Spanish language
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish
  • Potential for excellence in teaching Spanish language and Latin American literature/culture to undergraduates
  • Potential to establish a productive program of scholarly work
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching all levels of Spanish language and Latin American literature/culture to undergraduates
  • Experience with ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines and assessment

Applicants should be prepared to upload: 1) a cover letter that addresses teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, research plans, service interests and experience; 2) a CV; and 3) unofficial graduate transcripts showing evidence of expertise in Latin American literature/culture. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email address) for three references. References will be contacted and invited to submit letters of recommendation at the time of application. Applicants invited for an initial interview via Skype or telephone may be requested to upload additional materials such as evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi and summary teaching evaluations).Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. The search committee anticipates conducting initial interviews by telephone/Skype in early February. Campus interviews will likely be conducted in late February/early March.