UPDATE: Bumped because not much has been posted here lately. This can be the placeholder for a while, I guess. If anyone has any questions about the position, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, please spread the word far & wide.Assistant Professor of Medieval/ Colonial Spanish
Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Spanish, specialization in Medieval Peninsular or Spanish American Colonial Studies, for a tenure-track position to begin August 2009 pending budgetary approval.
Please see http://www.fll.vt.edu for a description of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Spanish Program.
Required: PhD requirements completed by August 10, 2009. Virginia Tech is a Research I institution; therefore, the successful candidate must show evidence of or potential for excellence in research/scholarship. In addition, demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. The candidate must have the ability to teach courses in literature, culture, and language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.
Preferred secondary field of expertise: Colonial Studies, Medieval Studies, literary theory, or cultural studies.
Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.vt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=189488 and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. In addition, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation must be mailed to: Dr. Jessica Folkart, Chair, Spanish Search Committee, Dept. of Foreign Langs. & Lits., 331 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2008.
Virginia Tech is an EEO/AA Employer.