Kalamazoo College
Department of Spanish

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Tenure-track position at Assistant Professor level beginning late August 2022. Ph.D. required by June 2022. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. The successful candidate will join a growing Spanish program and teach a fulltime load of six courses per year ranging from introductory Spanish language to advanced cultural and literary studies in Spanish. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise and experience in the field of Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies (Transatlantic, Transpacific or Hemispheric Studies). Additional interest or expertise in designing and/or teaching Spanish for Specific Purposes and/or Portuguese language is desirable/welcome. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a promise of scholarly excellence, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches are effective in attracting and retaining students from historically underrepresented groups. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable), a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, a detailed statement on scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation below. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to SpanishSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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