Assistant Professor in Latin American Cultural Studies
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Higher Education Institution
The Hispanic Studies program in the Romance Studies Department at Brandeis University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latin American Cultural Studies to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. This position is subject to budget approval. The field of specialization is open, with the expectation that the successful candidate will be able to develop courses across historical periods and geographies. We are particularly interested in attracting scholars whose research and teaching centers around the Caribbean, Mexico, and/or Central America as well as those whose work bridges traditional fields, such as Latin American and Latinx studies, or Iberian and Latin American studies. Demonstrated scholarship and teaching across textual, visual, performative, and media-based cultural expressions will be given preference, as faculty at Brandeis are expected to offer classes that contribute to other programs in the University. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence as a scholar and a teacher and will have the PhD in hand by fall 2023.
Brandeis is a Research I institution with a strong liberal arts program and an emphasis on teaching excellence. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
Applicants should submit:
? Letter of application that addresses relevant experience (see paragraph below) ? Curriculum vitae ? The names and contact information of three referees ? Writing sample ? A brief statement of teaching ? A sample course syllabus
Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, applicants should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter and/or the teaching statement. Candidates should also indicate how their experiences, interests, commitments or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, or unity.
First consideration will be given to applications received by Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Letters should be addressed to James Mandrell and Fernando Rosenberg, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee. We expect to hold first interviews via Zoom in early December.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.