JOB: Hispanic/Latino Studies, University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Hispanic/Latino Studies

Closing Date: 11/28/2011
Appointment Status Full-time, tenure-track, beginning August 2012 D
epartment Foreign Languages and Literature

The successful candidate must provide undergraduates with a solid foundation in the conceptual frameworks of U.S. Latino literature and culture, and s/he will be expected to take a leading role in a nascent Latino Studies Program. S/he also will teach Spanish language at all levels. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: theatre, poetry, performance studies, or film and media studies. S/he must be fluent in Spanish and English and committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Candidates also should demonstrate solid teaching and research experience in Spanish and U.S. Latino Studies. Ph.D. in either Spanish or Latino Studies is required by time of appointment (ABD considered).

Application Deadline
Information Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 28, 2011 to ensure consideration.

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” ( to learn more about the college.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff.


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