Job Announcement

Assistant Professor of Spanish/Caribbean Culture at Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in July 2016.  Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Teaching duties include two courses per semester, academic advising, and directing undergraduate theses.  We seek a scholar-teacher whose research agenda focuses on the cultures past and present of the Spanish-language Caribbean, and who is producingfirst-rate, path-making, versatile scholarship that manifests itself in different media.  Native fluency in Spanish and English is required.  Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by the time their academic duties begin.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.   Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in January 2016, as well as on campus.  Candidates should submit electronically to a letter of application that addresses research and teaching strategies, a CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. For questions, contact Lauren Franks, the Department of Spanish Academic Coordinator ( Amherst College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members, is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.