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The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. We are seeking candidates prepared to teach language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.
This hire forms part of a multi-department cohort hire in Latinx studies in the College of Arts and Letters, the largest academic unit at JMU. Home to ten academic departments, several interdepartmental programs, and 269 full-time faculty, Arts and Letters is the intellectual home of humanities, social sciences, communication, and media programs at JMU. Our Latinx cohort hire will bring six and perhaps as many as seven new colleagues specializing in media, rhetoric, communication, creative writing, sociology, and romance languages. This cohort will join recent hires in Latinx US history, politics, and anthropology to build on already existing strengths across a variety of fields and intellectual areas. Harrisonburg is home to a vital Latinx community with whom JMU has a deep history of interconnection. This is an exciting time to join a college-wide effort to enhance research, teaching, and scholarship in this vital area of work.
A complete description of this cohort hire may be found here: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10348
We are seeking candidates prepared to teach language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates that have research interests that focus on the Central American and/or Latina/o/x populations and engage the broad contours of Latinx Studies.
We are particularly interested in candidates that have research interests that focus on the Central American and/or Latina/o/x populations and engage the broad contours of Latinx Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of excellence in teaching Spanish at the university level, as well as courses in Hispanic, Latin American, or Latinx literatures and cultures. Experience in teaching Introduction to Literatures in Spanish literature is a plus. Applicants must have native or near native fluency in Spanish and English. Familiarity with the use of multimedia technology in the classrooms is preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate their potential to maintain active scholarly research programs. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, although the Department will consider exceptional applicants at the advanced dissertation stage.
A complete application submission includes:
- Curriculum vitae.
- Cover letter.
The candidate’s cover letter should speak to a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching as well as the candidate’s contributions or potential contributions to diversity within the classroom, program, and university.
- The names and contact information of three references.
Review of completed applications will begin November 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information regarding the position contact the Spanish search chair, Dr. Tomas Regalado-Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org).