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Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature & Cultural Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Literature seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature & Cultural Studies. The candidate must specialize in the cultural production of the Southern Cone with an emphasis on issues of gender & sexuality and their intersection with discussions of feminism, race, and class. We are particularly interested in candidates versed in the intellectual traditions of the region and able to bring the area’s unique social and political realities to the conversation on gender & sexuality. Knowledge of the cultural dynamics between the Southern Cone and Brazil is a plus. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment period (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

A strong historical and interdisciplinary approach is essential. Research potential, as demonstrated by publications, is expected.

Required qualifications include:
• Ph.D. in Spanish completed by the time of appointment (July 1, 2020)
• Concentration in, or experience teaching, Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, (19th century to the present)
• Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish
• Track record of successful teaching as evidenced by student evaluations
• Ability to teach courses in English in addition to Spanish

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UC San Diego’s online Recruit web page:

UC San Diego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Include job ad code “169” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement

  • Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Sample Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required