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Assistant Professor in Spanish Language and Latin American Literature and Culture

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Randolph College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish Language and Latin American Literature and Culture, to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish language as well as Latin American literature and Culture undergraduate courses.  Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Courses in the teaching rotation include Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Composition and Conversation, Conversational Spanish, Topics in Hispanic Literature, Modern Latin American Literature, Approaches to Hispanic Literature, and upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization. We seek an individual with a commitment to teaching excellence as well as an active research program. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is also required. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate quality teaching, have an appreciation for the liberal arts, and have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature or related field (or anticipate Ph.D. completion by September 1, 2018).

Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is located in Lynchburg, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a small, private liberal arts institution with a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. In the 2017 edition of the Princeton Review, Randolph was rated in the top 20 nationally in the categories of “Professors Get High Marks”. In the 2015 edition we were rated for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction.”

To apply, candidates should submit a letter describing their fit for the position, as well as their teaching and research interests. Applicants should also provide a statement of their teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a current CV, reprints or preprints of scholarly research, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit these materials to: spanishsearch@randolphcollege.edu. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will receive priority. Randolph is an EOE M/F/D/V employer and encourages applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community.

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