|Department||Romance Studies - 312100|
|Posting Open Date||09/23/2022|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Position Type||Permanent Faculty|
|Working Title||Open Rank|
|Appointment Type||Tenured/Tenure Track|
|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 at Chapel Hill (http://romancestudies.unc.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position: tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure in modern and/or contemporary Hispanic and Jewish Studies to begin July 1, 2023. We encourage applications from innovative scholars with interdisciplinary research interests who can contribute to dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs in Hispanic Studies as well as the growing undergraduate concentration and graduate certificate in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will join a diverse community of scholars and students with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and support through vibrant research centers such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for European Studies, and the Institute for the Study of the Americas. The department particularly seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Required minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. in Spanish, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or related field at time of employment and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. The successful candidate will have a strong research portfolio that includes Hispanic Jewish literature, culture, film, or other media, and a record of teaching excellence, including a demonstrated or potential ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, perform service for the department and for other units in the university such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, and teach a range of courses on Iberian or Latin American and Judeo-Hispanic culture, literature, film, and/or media. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
Ph.D. in Spanish, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or related field at time of employment.
|Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
The successful candidate will have a strong research portfolio that includes Hispanic Jewish literature, culture, film, or other media, and a record of teaching excellence, including a demonstrated or potential ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds.
Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
|Special Physical/Mental Requirements|
|Campus Security Authority Responsibilities||
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (upload as other document), and a scholarly writing sample. At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references. References must be at level of tenure-track assistant professor or higher for Assistant Professor candidates, or at the level of full professor for Associate Professor candidates. These 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (The candidate selected for the position will need to provide a fourth letter of recommendation.) This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 21,2022. First-round interviews will be held in December via video conference.
|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.