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The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, to begin 17 August 2020. The Assistant Professor will be specialist in early modern Spanish peninsular literature and culture and will be expected to enhance a dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in Spanish, with opportunities to contribute also in interdisciplinary programs such as the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.
This position entails teaching classes in Spanish across a wide range of levels, conducting research leading to publication, designing courses and teaching materials, constructing syllabi, leading classroom instruction, writing and administering exams, coaching students in the writing of essays, mentoring and evaluating students, serving on various faculty- and student-oriented committees, and participating in the faculty decision-making of the Department of World Languages.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Spanish or closely related field in hand by start of employment. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research, with the ability to teach across a wide range of graduate and undergraduate levels, and also the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Spanish program.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research program, a minimum of three current job-related letters of reference, and transcripts to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/37192.
For references, candidates will be required to provide either Interfolio document email addresses or individual email contact information for each reference during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.