Date Posted: Jun 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- University of Nevada, Reno
- Location: Reno, NV
- Job Number: 7051676
- Posting Date: Jun 8, 2018
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Postdoctoral Scholar in Spanish
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The Department of World Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Spanish, with an emphasis on Chicanx and Latinx studies to begin August 1, 2018. The fellow will be responsible for teaching a two/two course load for the academic year, which will include undergraduate courses and graduate courses. Course topics will include Chicanx and Latinx literature and culture and teaching Core Humanities. In addition, the fellow will serve in various departmental committees as needed. This postdoctoral teaching fellow position is a one-year appointment to begin August 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019.
Must have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; a Ph.D. in Spanish or an equivalent degree with a focus on Chicanx or Latinx cultural studies completed between May 2014 and August 2018; two years of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; and the ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues.
The ideal applicant will display effective experience teaching Spanish literature and culture courses, and the willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Compensation Grade, Salary, and Benefits
The University of Nevada, Reno offers a competitive salary and an excellent comprehensive benefits package includes: a state health care plan (PEBP), a retirement plan with matching contributions from the university, generous annual and sick leave, opportunity for pre-tax savings accounts and term life insurance policy. For more information about postdoctoral employee benefits (based on the plan year 7/1/2018-6/30/2019) please visit: https://www.unr.edu/Documents/administration-finance/hr/hr-benefits/2017-2018_Postdoctoral_Benefits_Summary.pdf Additionally, the fellow may apply for university, college, and departmental travel funds for conference presentations.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures is vital to the social and intellectual life of the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Nevada, Reno. We contribute a crucial component to the university's efforts to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for an increasingly diverse world in which communicating well across cultures and competing globally determine success. The quality and effectiveness of the department's programs are essential to the success of the university, both locally, in an increasingly multilingual state and globally, in an increasingly networked world. We offer a minor, major and MA in Spanish.
Contact Information for this position
Casilde A. Isabelli- mailto:Isabelli@unr.edu
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This posting is open until filled
For full consideration, applicant materials must be received by July 12, 2018. The search committee will conduct interviews via Skype. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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