The Department of Spanish at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2019. Field: 20th and 21st century Latin American literatures and cultures. Candidates with teaching and research interests in gender and sexuality studies and/or Latino studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching will include courses in language, literature, and culture; participation in the College’s independent study program; and interdepartmental programs, including First-Year Seminar and interdisciplinary programs related to the applicant’s area of specialization. The successful candidate must show a strong commitment to dynamic teaching in a liberal arts environment, a willingness to teach outside of primary area of specialization, and a desire to contribute to the culture of the department by participating in, or planning, student-centered activities. Teaching load is 5.5 courses per year (averaged over 3 years). Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English required. Scholarly activity and service to the department and college expected. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.
Applicants should submit the following documents through Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of strong teaching (syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable), diversity statement, research statement, scholarly writing sample, graduate transcripts (unofficial), and three letters of recommendation. The diversity statement should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.” All applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration.