Duke University, Department of Romance Studies

Position ID:Duke-RomanceStudies-POSTDOC [#21580]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Spanish Studies
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Spanish
Appl Deadline:2022/04/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/04/06, listed until 2022/05/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Romance Studies at Duke University is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in Spanish Studies for a one-year position beginning Fall 2022. We welcome scholars with superior linguistic proficiency in Spanish and a clear research agenda, and who have demonstrated teaching excellence and commitment to diversity in their teaching.

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach courses in contemporary Latin American literature and culture and/or who have a Transatlantic approach. We especially encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. To that end, we invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service in their application materials. A Ph.D. is required and must be completed at the time of hire/appointment.

Applicants will teach two advanced undergraduate courses in Spanish each semester, with the opportunity to develop new courses in the spring semester. Candidates will be expected to participate in departmental activities and to present their research to the Romance Studies community. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop their own research projects in conversation with members of the department and to present their current research to the Romance Studies community.

Please submit through AJO a CV, cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness (a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), a statement describing experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion; and 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which should speak to the candidate's teaching.

Applications received by April 20, 2022 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
205 Language Center
Box 90257
Durham, NC 27708