Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - Spanish

University of Oklahoma

Norman-Oklahoma, OKlahoma

Job posting number: #7188450 (Ref:if126811)

Posted: October 19, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Colonial Latin American Literature, with potential consideration for candidates specializing in both Colonial and 19th-century literature at the level of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16th, 2024. The position is a 9-month faculty appointment and carries a teaching load of four classes per year. Salary is competitive.


The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research and a strong commitment to outstanding teaching, with a primary focus on upper-division courses and graduate studies. They will be expected to teach specialized courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while also offering literature and culture classes at the undergraduate level. Responsibilities encompass the following: directing M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, actively contributing to the growth and enhancement of the Spanish program, and engaging students in research initiatives. Additional duties may include the following: supervising independent studies or honors research projects, recruiting prospective students for the graduate program, leading outreach activities, and participating in the University of Oklahoma study abroad options, such as the OU in Puebla Program. The successful candidate will also contribute to departmental and institutional-level service.

Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Spanish; record of research publications and/or evidence of outstanding research in Colonial and/or Nineteenth Century Latin American literature; evidence of teaching excellence; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and excellent command of English.


Instructions to apply: Priority deadline is Friday, December 1, 2023; review of applications will begin after the priority deadline, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please upload the following materials to INTERFOLIO:


1.     Cover Letter (max. 2 pages) detailing how the candidate’s experience meets the job requirements and will enable them to excel in this role.

2.     Full and updated Curriculum Vitae.

3.     Three Letters of Recommendation from experts in the candidate’s field, especially those familiar with their work. The letters should be uploaded to Interfolio directly by the recommenders.

4.     Ph.D. Transcripts or a PDF of the degree.

5.     One Writing Sample (12-15 pages in Spanish or English). The committee may request additional samples after initial review of applications.

6.     A minimum of 2 complete sets of recent Teaching Evaluations, including student comments.


Preliminary interviews will be conducted on Zoom as soon as possible, followed by campus interviews with short-listed candidates in late fall or early spring (“on-campus” interviews may be conducted on Zoom). Inquiries should be direct to the search committee chair: Dr. Marcelo Rioseco, Email [email protected].


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Job posting number:#7188450 (Ref:if126811)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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