The Department of International Languages and Literature, in affiliation with the English Department, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Spanish, open specialization. We seek an enthusiastic teacher and scholar to join a community that supports inclusive excellence, social justice, a commitment to the liberal arts and to the education of women.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper division literature and culture as well as Spanish language for a total of three courses per semester. Opportunities to teach online, summer, weekends and evenings, and to lead international courses during J-term are also available. This position also includes at least one course a year in the English Department (within load of three courses), which could be literature and culture in translation and/or U.S. Latinx literature and culture.
This position entails maintaining and possibly growing the Spanish program at St. Catherine University and eventually supporting and helping the growth of the Department of International Languages and Literature. It is expected that the successful candidate will also adjudicate in language-requirement testing and train Teaching Assistants.
Other responsibilities may include contributions to the core curriculum and to the growth of our interdisciplinary programs (women’s studies, critical studies of race and ethnicity, collaborative Honors curricula), serving in department and university-wide committees and demonstration of a transnational and global perspective.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a proven ability to teach and advise students at the undergraduate level. Interest in participating in faculty governance is a plus.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in interdisciplinary teaching and creative curriculum and program development. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching is any sub-field within Latin American literature and culture. Some experience with teaching and research in U.S. Latinx literature and culture a plus.
A Ph.D. is required (by June 2019), as well as proven scholarly research and demonstrated native or near-native fluency in Spanish.
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University employment site to apply. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide three references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Cecilia Konchar Farr, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-6559. Review of applications will begin on April 15th and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to complete applications received by April 15th, 2019.
Internal Number: 20190003-FAC
About St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.