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Assistant Professor of Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 7th, 2018
Last review date: November 13th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 30th, 2019
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.


University of California, Riverside

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside seeks to hire a scholar at an Open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) specializing in Spanish Peninsular literature and culture, sub-field open, period open (though post-18th century is preferred). Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of publication and teaching excellence or exhibit the potential for research and teaching excellence. Research and teaching interest in film and media studies, critical theory/political philosophy, LGBTQ studies, visual arts, and innovative combinations of these fields are particularly welcome.

Junior applicants may be ABD at the time of application and must have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a related field at time of appointment. Senior applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field and a record consistent with tenure at a research university. The position is expected to begin July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate to education and experience and the position will remain open until filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

We encourage applicants to visit our departmental website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our faculty:

Application Procedure:

Junior applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contributions to diversity, a writing sample and three letters of reference. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s online applications system:

Senior applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contributions to diversity, a writing sample and contact information of 3-5 referees. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s online applications system:

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2018 and may continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by November 13, 2018.

Questions/inquiries please email: Benjamin M. Liu, Search Committee Chair: .

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample of Teaching Evaluations

  • Writing Sample

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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