Academic Specialist- Teacher- Fixed-term
The Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University is seeking an academic specialist of Spanish with expertise in early modern Andean cultural studies with an intersectional and decolonial approach to Colonial Peru. This is a fixed-term, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2021. The position is not renewable. A PhD is required for this position. All degrees must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of teaching, including three courses per academic year in the Spanish Program and/or teaching in the College of Arts and Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. They will also conduct productive research in their area of expertise. This person will be expected to actively promote the academic culture of the department. They will assist with editorial duties related the the Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidad housed in the department. The successful candidate will assist with academic advising in the department. They will work closely with local school districts on outreach initiatives as well as develop collaborations with MSU programs focused on the Latinx population.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a multicultural and multilingual unit, the department promotes awareness and understanding of contributions to knowledge, history and culture that have been made by members of diverse human groups and historically marginalized people in the United States and worldwide.(see https://rcs.msu.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ for full statement)
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