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Kalamazoo College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Tenure Track
Starting Fall 2013

Position Description

Tenure-track position at Assistant Professor level beginning late August, 2013. Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required by June, 2013. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory Spanish language to advanced cultural and literary studies in Spanish. Possible specializations include but are not limited to Visual Culture, Translation Studies, Gender Studies, Transoceanic Studies or Hemispheric Studies. With increasing enrollments of heritage speakers, demonstrated interest in and/or experience with serving these students is desirable. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom.

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. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports four 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 1st will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. 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.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests & teaching philosophy, and undergraduate & graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). Candidates should submit electronic applications in PDF format below. Three letters of recommendation (in PDF form) should be sent to spanishSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line lastname_firstname.

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Katie MacLean
Associate Professor
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Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006
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