Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies at University of New Hampshire

Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies

The Spanish & Portuguese Program of the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies beginning Fall 2015. The ideal candidate will specialize in U.S. Latina/o literary or cultural studies and preference will be given to candidates with a focus on Caribbean literatures and cultures in the U.S. Candidates with other specialties within U.S. Latina/o literary and cultural studies, or who specialize in Caribbean literature and culture with a secondary specialty or demonstrated interest in U.S. Latina/o literature and culture, may also be considered. The University is committed to creating and nurturing a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry.

The Spanish & Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures currently offers a major and an M.A. in Spanish (language, linguistics, literatures, cultures), as well as elementary and intermediate courses in Portuguese. The College also has interdisciplinary minors in Latin American Studies and Race & Ethnic Studies. Tenure-track faculty in the department teach 2/2 and advise majors and minors in Spanish. In addition, faculty pursue a research agenda and participate in the shared governance of the university through service activities.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications for the position include: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment (August 15) in Spanish, Comparative Literature, Latina/o Studies or a closely related field, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, evidence of a robust research agenda, and teaching experience at the college/university level. Enthusiasm for teaching a range of courses at the undergraduate level, from conversation/composition through advanced literary and cultural studies seminars, is a must, as is the ability to contribute to the M.A. program. Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic backgrounds is required.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Additional Job Information: To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: a letter of application, CV, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pp.), statement of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcript.

Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the referees to Casey Darasz at

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid-January.

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. The University of New Hampshire has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. From its main Durham campus and its college in Manchester, the University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

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