Open September 24th, 2019 through Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the area of Latin American Migrations, with a focus on the study of transnational and diasporic literatures and cultures of Latin America. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.
The position entails broad competence in modern and contemporary Latin American literary and cultural studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Spanish & Portuguese department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Basic Qualifications (at the time of application): Applicants for this position must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications (at the start date of the position): Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.
Preferred Qualifications: Research emphasis on Central America and/or Borderlands. Clear evidence of scholarly potential in research.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Candidates under serious consideration may be asked to provide additional writing samples and letters if selected for further review. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The Program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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