University of Illinois – Assistant Professor in Latin American Culture

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Contemporary Latin American literatures and cultures, including Brazil. We are looking for scholars with clearly defined expertise in Cultural Studies including but not limited to film, urban studies, photography, music, television, new media, and visual imagery. The ideal candidate must have an active and well-defined research and publication program in Spanish American literatures and cultures, with additional expertise in Brazil strongly preferred. Solid background in critical theory is essential. In terms of teaching credentials, the ideal candidate should manifest a firm commitment to excellence in teaching and preparing graduate students for the profession. The person appointed will be expected to participate in curriculum development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to te!
ach a variety of courses in the areas of Spanish America and Brazil.

Professional level proficiency in Spanish and English required. Knowledge of Portuguese preferred. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by date of appointment. The target starting date of appointment is August 16, 2012. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu<http://jobs.illinois.edu/>  and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information for three professional references; one or two sample publications and/or dissertation chapters; and evidence of excellence in teaching (statistical summaries for two courses preferred). Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by October 24, 2011. Letters of reference must be received no later than October 31, 2011.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact SLCL-HR@illinois.edu.

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