Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
September 13, 2018
Faculty - Entry Level
Faculty & Research
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hispanic Studies beginning in fall 2019 at the assistant professor level. The Department seeks a candidate specializing in Latin American poetry or another non-prose Latin American genre (such as theater, performance, orality, or visual media), with possible intersections in the fields of popular and mass culture, environmental studies, and/or indigenous cultural production.
The Department welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the multifaceted diversity of our College.
We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. If you have experience working with a particular group of students in the context of Hispanic Studies, we encourage you to address this in your cover letter.
Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated sabbatical schedule. The normal teaching expectation is four courses per year, which will include language courses and upper-level seminars in the candidate’s field of specialty. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Ph.D. expected upon beginning appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, C.V., evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. teaching evaluations), and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. One letter should address teaching.
Review of applications will begin on October 31.
About Bowdoin College
Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland; it is a friendly town of 20,000 inhabitants, and the area is rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and /or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status in both employment and in educational programs. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.