Macalester College, Spanish and Portuguese

Position ID:Macalester-SpanishPortuguese-VAP [#23616]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Spanish / Latin American literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on indigenous studies
Appl Deadline:2023/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/11/04, finished 2023/04/17)
Position Description:    

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish

The Macalester College Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites applications for a non-tenure-track visiting position to begin Fall 2023, with possibility of renewal for up to two years. We seek a specialist in Latin American Literature and Culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on Indigenous Studies in Mexico/Central America or the Southern Cone. We welcome research with an emphasis on but not restricted to Indigenous feminisms and epistemologies, Indigenous political ecologies, and/or the convergence of race and indigeneity. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching both Spanish language and content courses. ABD candidates will be considered; however, they must have their degree in hand prior to August 2023. Candidates are expected to have native/near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

The teaching load is five courses per year. Salary and benefits are competitive. To apply, electronically submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement (see below) to Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin January 15th, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cynthia Kauffeld (

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 95 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105