Associate or Full Professor of Spanish

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Posting Number: 0621602
Location: Charlottesville
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

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The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Spanish. Field of specialization is Peninsular Spanish literature and culture, fifteenth century to the present, subfield of specialization open. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. Candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

Research specializations lying somewhere on the arc between Early Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and culture, outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly research and publication commensurate to rank, an active and ongoing research agenda, evidence of excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and experience in departmental administrative roles are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and must hold a Ph.D. in the relevant field at the time of application. We are looking for a colleague who will participate actively and fully in the life of the department.

Furthermore, the department is particularly interested in receiving applications from colleagues conversant in other literatures and cultures of the Peninsula (e.g., Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew) and/or with interests and expertise in any of the following allied fields: ethnography, cultures in contact, Mediterranean studies, frontier history, the history of exploration, colonial studies, the history of minority cultures and societies, comparative literature, history of ideas, life writing, material and digital philology, film and the visual arts, theatre and performance studies, religious studies, and gender studies.

How to apply

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0621602 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, two (2) recent sample article- or chapter-length pieces of scholarship (attach to Writing Sample 1 and Writing Sample 2), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach to Other 1).

Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Andrew A. Anderson
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
P.O. Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Tally Sanford
(434) 924-4550
tas3y@Virginia.EDU

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.