Union College — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish


The Spanish Program in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Union College is seeking a candidate for a tenure-track position working on Latin American literature and culture with a concentration on the US-Mexican Border, Southern Cone, or Andean Studies. The candidate must demonstrate very strong language teaching skills and experience at all levels, as well as skills and interest in course and program design. The candidate is expected to contribute to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and a dynamic undergraduate Liberal Arts program and to work closely with undergraduate students. We are seeking a person engaged in deep interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas such as human rights, border studies, environmental science, among others. We seek a candidate who will share the commitment to our Term Abroad programs in Spain and Argentina. Interest in developing outreach or community engagement projects and programs, and knowledge of Portuguese with willingness to direct our Brazil term abroad is a plus.

Appointment beginning in September of 2019. PhD in hand by August 2019. Candidates must have native or near native fluency in Spanish. Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines – and each other – in collaborative classroom settings, innovative majors, and unique research initiatives.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s ability to contribute to a diverse community, a detailed CV, philosophy of teaching, graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three references through our online application available at http://jobs.union.edu (search “Spanish” in the Search Jobs box) by November 1, 2018. An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Note that all new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. Questions about the position may be addressed to MLL@union.edu.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.