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Assistant Professor of Spanish Studies (Tenure-Track) 
Empresa 
Santa Clara University 
Lugar   País
Santa Clara, CA  Estados Unidos
Dirección 
 
Fecha de publicación   Fecha límite
12 de agosto de 2017  13 de octubre de 2017 
Página web 
jobs.scu.edu/postings/6239 
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Descripción 
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in Spanish Studies, with a specialization in contemporary (20th and 21st century) Latin American literary and culture studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate intellectual breadth, the ability to build curricular connections with other disciplines (STEM, Business, Women?s and Gender Studies, Art and Art History, and Film Studies, etc.), and experience and expertise in language program development so as to contribute to our department?s continued efforts to promote global competence in the Jesuit model of education.

The following are required of all candidates:
- Ph.D. (in hand at time of application) in the field of contemporary (20th and 21st century) Latin American literary and cultural studies, with a specialization in areas such as post-colonialism, globalization, indigenous heritage and cultures, Afro-Hispanism, and migrant, exilic, or diasporic cultures
- Native or near native proficiency (oral & written production and comprehension) skills in Spanish and English
- Evidence of at least two years of excellence in teaching as instructor of record, course design and program development in Spanish language and Spanish Studies at the university level
- Ability to teach a variety of courses outside of field of specialization, including lower division language and culture courses, survey courses in literature, culture and film of both Spain and Latin America, and courses for our University Core Curriculum
- Ability and desire to build curricular connections and engage in course development with other disciplines (STEM, Business, Women?s and Gender Studies, Art and Art History, Film Studies, etc.)
- Ability to promote diversity within curriculum (esp. with respect to traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups) and departmental extracurricular activities (cultural events, outreach, etc.)
- Solid proficiency with digital technologies and social media as they relate to teaching, research and service
- Ability to serve as a mentor to students, especially those of diverse backgrounds
- Demonstrate interest and potential in mentoring undergraduates in research and/or internships
- Ability and interest in enhancing students? learning experience outside of the classroom, including organizing cultural events, academic presentations, etc.
- Willingness and skills to contribute significantly to program and departmental growth and diversification, and to take on and be effective in important faculty leadership roles in the near and far term
- Demonstrate evidence of a rigorous and sustainable research agenda
- Interest in and ability to integrate research and teaching
- Demonstrate understanding and support of the University?s Jesuit mission
- Demonstrate potential to contribute to one or more departmental, College, or University priorities, or connection to SCU Centers of Distinction (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics)
- Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative manner with department and university colleagues to help address priorities and achieve goals 
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