Rice University’s Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies welcomes applications for a specialist in Mexican literature and culture, with a focus on the 20th/21st centuries, at the rank of assistant professor.  Interest in a secondary field or comparative research is desirable, in combination with one of the following:  Central America, Andes region, indigenous literatures and cultures, U.S. Latina/o literatures, urban and immigration studies, environmental studies, or visual studies.

Evidence of outstanding scholarly accomplishment and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching are essential.  Native or near-native command of Spanish.  The position responsibilities consist of research, teaching, and service and include a normal course load of 2/2.  Ph. D. in Mexican Studies or related field required; preference given to applicants with Ph. D. in hand.  Application is electronic only, via the Rice University RICEWorks website: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11542.   The application deadline is November 30, 2017.  Please attach a letter of application, c.v., and substantial writing sample(s) (e.g. dissertation, book manuscript, articles) to the respective tabs.  Three letters of recommendation are required.  You will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system.  In this email, they will be given instructions on the process for submitting their letters.  All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.  

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