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Job ID: 12119
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Date Posted:
September 27, 2013
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-division and graduate courses in Mexican literature and culture. All courses will be taught in Spanish. Courses may also include Advanced Conversation, Advanced Composition, Advanced Grammar, survey literature courses, Spanish-American literature, and colonial literature, and the course load is four courses per semester. The candidate will also be expected to develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings, supervise and assist student research, and maintain a productive research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and other professional activities. Other faculty responsibilities include: serving on department, college, and university committees, engaging in community service and outreach, advising students, and interacting with faculty and students in related fields. This position is part of a University-wide cohort hiring initiative in the area of Multiculturalism in the U.S., and as such, there are unique opportunities to pursue integrative research efforts, collaborative projects, and shared program/course developments within this cohort. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the program, department, and college.

Required Education: An earned doctorate from an accredited institution or international equivalent in Spanish or a closely-related discipline such as Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, Trans-Atlantic Studies, etc. is preferred. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered; however, for continued employment the doctorate must be completed by 7/30/2015.

Required Experience: Native or near-native ability in Spanish. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of success in teaching excellence at the collegiate level. Furthermore, candidates must provide evidence of success in scholarly research on 20th and 21st century Mexican literature, and have the ability to continue this success as part of the tenure and retention process. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students of all genders from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in that area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit:

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will also have the ability to teach graduate seminars in Spanish-American colonial literature.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/15/13. Complete an online application at and attach (1) cover letter outlining your interests in teaching and research; (2) current Curriculum Vitae listing contact information for three references not among letters of recommendation; (3) sample course syllabi; (4) copies of representative course evaluations. 4) Either attach or send directly to the Committee Chair three current letters of recommendation that address applicant's teaching and research abilities (dated within the last twelve months; not among references in C.V.); 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. In addition, finalists will be required to send official transcripts. Please note that materials will not be returned. Dr. Yolanda A. Doub, Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, California State University, 5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB96, Fresno, CA 93740-8030. Email: