Two Faculty Employment Opportunities in Latinx Studies & Latinx Performance Studies

1. Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL) at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latinx Studies to begin in fall semester 2022. We seek an exceptional scholar whose transdisciplinary research and teaching focus on Latinx cultures in the United States. Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising and mentoring a diverse student body; and other duties assigned by the University. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Requires completion of a PhD with a research focus in Latinx Studies no later than June 30, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct scholarly work in both Spanish and English.


RLL is a vibrant community of scholars whose research and teaching are at the forefront of advancing the humanities at the University. RLL colleagues collaborate with interdisciplinary programs such as the Latin American Studies Program, Global Studies, and American Culture Studies as well as departments and research centers across Arts & Sciences and the University to carry out innovative research as well as design next-generation learning experiences. This new position aligns with Washington University’s commitment to build a world-class research program on race and ethnicity. Moreover, we anticipate the successful candidate will forge connections across departments and units as well as other dynamic initiatives at the university.


Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at https://police.wustl.edu/clery-reports-logs/
Application Instructions: To complete your application and receive full consideration, the following materials must be received via https://apply.interfolio.com/94183 by November 5, 2021.

 

2. Associate or Full Professor in Latinx Performance Studies

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) and the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL) invite applications for an Associate or Full Professor in the area of Latinx Performance Studies with a focus on race and ethnicity, to begin fall 2022. We seek an accomplished scholar or scholar-artist who examines the performance practices and cultural forms of Latinx communities, with particular attention to the experience of race and ethnicity in the United States.  Diasporic and hemispheric approaches to Latinx performance cultures and traditions are also welcome.  Responsibilities include publishing scholarly research and, if applicable, conducting creative research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising and mentoring a diverse student body; and other duties assigned by the University. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Ideal candidates will offer courses that expand the curricula of both units, and contribute their expertise to existing curricular offerings in each (including arts practice courses in PAD, as appropriate).  The position comes with a 75% appointment in PAD and a 25% appointment in RLL.  

PAD and RLL are part of a vibrant community of scholars and artists within the College of Arts & Sciences whose research and teaching are at the forefront of advancing the humanities at the University. In addition to the joint appointment in PAD and RLL, this position offers opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary programs across the University such as the Latin American Studies Program, Global Studies, American Culture Studies, and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, as well as research centers such as the Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2)—all of which foster innovative research and the design of next-generation learning experiences.  This position has been funded through the Provost’s Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative and is part of Washington University’s commitment to build a world-class research program on race and ethnicity.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Application Instructions: To complete your application and receive full consideration, the following materials must be received via https://apply.interfolio.com/96024 by November 15, 2021.