|Department||Romance Studies - 312100|
|Posting Open Date||09/19/2022|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Position Type||Permanent Faculty|
|Working Title||Teaching Assistant Professor|
|Appointment Type||Fixed Term Faculty|
|Hours per week||40|
|Position Location||North Carolina, US|
|Hiring Range||Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications|
|Proposed Start Date||07/01/2023|
|Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit||
The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, and in the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas. The Department of Romance Studies has five primary purposes: 1) Provide undergraduate instruction to an average of 5000 students each semester, including 800 majors and minors, by engaging the languages, literatures and cultures within the transnational and regional contexts in which they have developed. 2) Provide graduate instruction to approximately 100 MA and PhD students in advanced course-work in French, Italian, and Spanish literature, linguistics, and culture. Academic instruction is combined with carefully supervised pre-professional training that includes classroom teaching and study/travel abroad, to prepare the next generation of researchers and teachers. 3) Provide academic technology support to foreign language instructors, and learning resources to students enrolled in foreign language courses through staff and facilities operating as the Foreign Language Resource Center. 4) Publish three internationally recognized scholarly publications: the journals Hispan fila and Romance Notes, and a book-length monograph series, North Carolina Series in Romance Studies. Each year 6 journals and several monographs are published. Our Publications office manages subscriptions, domestic and international, and all associated receipts and expenses. 5) Provide administrative and clerical support to faculty and graduate students to further their instructional mission as well as their scholarly research and publication goals.
The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish to contribute to a growing program in Translation and Interpreting. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 3/3 course load of courses in Spanish, Translation, and Interpreting and for participating in departmental service. Required minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. in Spanish, Hispanic studies or related field at time of employment, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, record of teaching excellence at the university level, including a demonstrated or potential ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds. We especially seek candidates with training or prior experience in translation and interpreting, willingness to participate in curriculum development, and interest in or experience with service learning or community outreach. Candidates with proficiency in an additional language are also especially encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and diversity statement to demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion. Appointment begins July 1, 2023. This is a 3-year appointment with benefits and the possibility for renewal.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
Ph.D. in Hispanic studies or related field at time of employment.
|Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
Seeking candidates with training or prior experience in translation and interpreting, willingness to participate in curriculum development, and interest in or experience with service learning or community outreach. Candidates with proficiency in an additional language are also especially encouraged to apply
Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, record of teaching excellence at the university level, including a demonstrated or potential ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds.
|Special Physical/Mental Requirements||
|Campus Security Authority Responsibilities||
To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a teaching statement, and a statement about contributions toward and commitment to diversity and inclusion (upload as other document). At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of at least three professional references. References must be at the level of Teaching Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer or higher from an institution other than UNC-Chapel Hill, and letters must be on institutional letterhead. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin October 20 and continue until the position is filled.
|Department Contact Name and Title||Shavon Carey-Hicks, SHRA Business Officer|
|Department Contact Telephone or Email||ROMS_search@unc.edu|
|Academic Personnel Office Contact Information||
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
|Equal Opportunity Employer Statement||
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.