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Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Latin American Studies Program

The Latin American Studies Department seeks a visiting assistant professor of Latin American Studies for a two-year appointment.  Open to specialists in Latin American and Latinx Studies with preference for a research focus on social movements, the arts, or cultural studies.  The successful candidate will have a PhD (by July 1, 2019) in a social science or humanities field, an active research agenda in Latin American Studies, and a demonstrated record of, or potential for, excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Teaching load is five courses per year.  The candidate should be able to teach the Introduction to Latin American Studies survey and upper-level courses complementing existing offerings.  Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications received by 18 March will receive full consideration.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at http://employment.davidson.edu.  Include a cover letter, CV,  a statement summarizing teaching and research interests, graduate transcripts, and copies of 1-2 significant research papers or publications, in addition to a list of 3 references who could be contacted later in the search process. In the teaching and research statement, candidates should address how their approach responds to the needs of a diverse body and the demands of inclusive pedagogy.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, liberal arts college located 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Its mission is to cultivate in its students creative and disciplined minds and humane instincts for lives of leadership and service. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, an appreciation of teaching excellence, and a collegial atmosphere that provides space for the pursuit of collaborative scholarship. Davidson welcomes applications from individuals with demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with students from diverse backgrounds.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins





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