Ohio State University, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Position ID:OSU-Department of Spanish & Portuguese-AP [#22407]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Latin American Studies / social movements
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/19, finished 2023/03/27)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Department: Spanish and Portuguese Position: Latinx New Media Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPPO) in partnership with the Center for Ethnic Studies (CES) seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor of Latinx and Latin American new media studies starting on August 15, 2023. Applicants should have a record of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry with a specialization in the area of Latinx studies and media and/or critical technology studies that may include game studies, social media studies, digital humanities, visual studies, new media makers, and new spectatorships. Consideration will be given to candidates with competence in Latinx issues centered on media and/or technology and participatory and/or policy-relevant research; and who have a promise of or a record of contributions to a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Center for Ethnic Studies is a collaborative research center at Ohio State that encompasses three individual units: Latinx Studies, Asian American Studies, and American Indian Studies. The center works with partners across the university to advance the study of persistent inequalities that fuel continued underrepresentation for many; to deepen our humanities-based knowledge and understanding of American Indians, Latinas/os, and Asian Americans; and to explore the dynamic interconnections for these populations between their lives in the U.S. and other parts of the globe. The center offers extensive academic programming and engages in community-based research and outreach. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed with the Ohio State’s Center for Ethnic Studies. The hire in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will be part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of History of Art and the Department of English; each will hire a tenure-track faculty member under the same research cluster entitled “Latinx Studies.”


This appointment will begin August 15, 2023, and the successful applicant must have Ph.D. in hand by the appointment date. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred as is a trajectory for producing original peer-reviewed research. Preferred experience in collaborating with the nexus of racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual difference through research and teaching, as is a research agenda connecting different methods or theories for new media and the contemporary social circumstances of Latinx communities. Native or near-native Spanish is required. ABDs welcome to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check).

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22407. A complete application for initial consideration consists of: a cover letter, including a statement of their research interests and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; a research sample (no more than 50 pages); a diversity statement which articulates the applicant’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; unofficial graduate school transcript; and the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three referees. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation only for applicants who are selected for the preliminary interviews, which will take place via Zoom. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Chair of Search Committee (martinez-cruz.2@osu.edu).

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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