Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track Appointment)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job description

Position Summary: The Department of Spanish at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. The field of specialization is Central American Literature. The successful candidate would be able to teach all levels of Spanish language, Latin American literature and culture, and would be committed to the liberal arts tradition. The Department seeks candidates who have experience and interest in supporting heritage speakers and underrepresented students. We encourage applications from candidates whose teaching, scholarship, or governance would contribute to the diversity of the campus curriculum and community.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, maintaining an active research agenda, advising undergraduate students, and participating in governance at the departmental and College levels.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a specialization in Central American literature and a broad background in Latin American literary and cultural studies. We seek an outstanding teacher who can demonstrate evidence of scholarly accomplishment or potential and who has experience and interest in working with and supporting heritage speakers and underrepresented students. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish required. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered.

How to apply

Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2307 including a curriculum vitae; a cover letter addressed to Professor Rangelova, Chair, Spanish Department; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; a writing sample; and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested later in the process. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Applications and letters of recommendation received by November 3 will receive fullest consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Rangelova: rrangelo@gettysburg.edu

Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than 68 academic programs.