Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature





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The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida seeks to develop and emphasize an intellectual focus on Afro Latin American Studies. As part of this commitment, the Center for Latin American Studies ( and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese ( at the University of Florida invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature. Starting Fall 2023, the position will be a joint appointment, with the Center for Latin American Studies serving as its tenure home.

The successful candidate will teach two graduate or undergraduate courses each semester, maintain an active research agenda, recruit and advise graduate students, and provide service to the Center, University, and their respective fields.

The anticipated start date is August 2023.


We are interested in applicants with a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, Latin American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, or closely related fields. We especially seek candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise that explores the nexus of race, gender, and intersectionality relative to literature studies. Further, an ideal candidate will demonstrate deep knowledge of the African Diaspora across Latin America and the Caribbean, and their work will address a broad geographic, temporal, and/or theoretical range.

Applicants must show evidence of scholarly promise or accomplishment in relevant research areas, a commitment to teaching and student mentoring, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the position start date. 

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Applications must be submitted online at Careers at UF (Job No. 523727) and must include (1) a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for three professional references who will be prompted to submit letters through the online application system.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Applications received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. 


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