Hispanic Languages & Literatures - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19007869)
The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins in September 2020. We seek specialists in Brazilian Literature and Cultural Studies with a wide-ranging knowledge of the field that would include elements of the colonial and post-colonial Lusophone world across the Atlantic. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
Pitt's Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures has thriving undergraduate and graduate programs, offering a BA in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese; MA and PhD in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese. The Revista Iberoamericana, the journal of record in history and criticism of Latin American literature, publishes articles in Spanish and Portuguese. The Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI), an international scholarly organization sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, with offices in our Department, produces The Revista Iberoamericana and various series of scholarly books in both languages. This position is part of the Department's plan to expand its Portuguese component. Responsibilities of the position include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of specialization as well as advanced culture and language courses, mentoring graduate students, and sharing in the rotating coordination of the Portuguese language program.
* PhD in either Portuguese; Brazilian Literature; Romance Languages and Literatures or the equivalent by August 2020.
* Primary specialization in Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
* Evidence of Native or near-native fluency and ability to teach in Portuguese and English.
* Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in research in Brazilian literary or cultural studies.
* Evidence of expertise in one or more of the following areas, which represent current departmental strengths: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, Comparative Inter-American Studies, Trans-Atlantic Studies, Border Cultures, Race and Ethnicity, Popular Culture, Creative Writing, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
* Demonstrated potential for teaching or program development in one or more of the following areas: Study Abroad in Brazil, Afro-Brazilian, Lusophone African or Continental Portuguese literature or culture, Portuguese for Spanish speakers, History of Portuguese and/or Spanish Languages.
* Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
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Internal Number: 19007869
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