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Assistant Professor of Transatlantic Studies in Spanish Colonial/Golden-Age Literatures

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required Materials 1) A letter of application outlining your qualifications for this position and incorporating an assessment of your teaching abilities and philosophy, research (current and future plans), and a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; 2) a curriculum vitae/resume; and 3) contact information for three professional references. Application Deadline For full consideration, application and all required materials must be received by October 23, 2017. The Search Committee will not be conducting interviews at the MLA.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Transatlantic Studies in Spanish Colonial/Golden-Age Literatures
Department Department of World Languages and Literatures
Department Web Address https://www.unr.edu/world-languages
Full Time Equivalent

100

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in Transatlantic Studies in Spanish Colonial/Golden-Age Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor. Besides offering an array of programs in various languages and opportunities for studying and teaching abroad, the department offers students of Spanish opportunities for completing minors in Spanish and translation, a major, and an MA.

The successful applicant will: 1) teach all levels of Spanish, especially upper-division and graduate-level courses in literature and culture, including Golden Age and Colonial literature, as well as Core Humanities courses associated with that period, and advise students at the graduate and undergraduate levels; 2) demonstrate an ability to engage in rigorous research and show promise of future research; 3) engage in service activities of the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Rank, Salary, and Benefits
This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. UNR offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes: a state health care plan (PEBP), a retirement plan with matching contributions from the university, and tuition benefits for self and family.

About the University of Nevada, Reno
UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 22,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Reno is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional areas of interest in the proximity include: Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco. Department homepage: http://www.unr.edu/world-languages/ University homepage: http://www.unr.edu/

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, including women and underrepresented groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Required Qualifications

1) Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; 2) PhD in Spanish or an equivalent degree, with a concentration in Golden Age or Colonial literature, if not both, and a focus on an area of transatlantic Spanish literature or culture (PhD must be completed no later than August 1, 2018); 3) two years of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; 4) evidence of an active and promising research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Familiarity with digital tools and a demonstrated interest in Digital Humanities, specifically, in conducting digital literary, editorial, or cultural research in Colonial-Indigenous literature, Spanish Golden Age literature, or transatlantic relations between Spain and Latin America; 2) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in student-centered teaching; 3) ability to interact effectively with a wide and diverse range of students and colleagues.

Contact Information for this Position

Dr. Fred de Ràfols – Search Chair – fdrafols@unr.edu – (775) 682-8892
Josh Martinmaas – Search Coordinator – jmartinmaas@unr.edu – (775) 682-6447

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Materials
1) A letter of application outlining your qualifications for this position and incorporating an assessment of your teaching abilities and philosophy, research (current and future plans), and a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; 2) a curriculum vitae/resume; and 3) contact information for three professional references.
Application Deadline
For full consideration, application and all required materials must be received by October 23, 2017. The Search Committee will not be conducting interviews at the MLA.

Job Open Date 09/15/2017
Job Close Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72861
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents