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Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature (Job Search Status: Currently Accepting Resumes)

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Mount St. Mary's University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph. D in Spanish Literature, with a research and teaching specialty in pre-18th C literature, preferably medieval. The department is also interested in candidates with some training in Colonial Latin American literature, and the ability to teach an additional language is advantageous. Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English is essential. In addition to courses within the specialization, candidates will also be asked to teach civilization/culture courses and/or language classes at all levels, and English-language humanities courses in the Veritas Program, the university's common liberal arts curriculum. Normal teaching load is seven courses per year. ABD candidates will be considered. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.

Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. Please send cover letter and vita to or to:

Joshua Hochschild, Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Foreign Language Search
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be requested after initial application review. Applications received by October 14 will receive fullest consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. First round of interviews by Skype, expected early November; on campus interviews expected early December.

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates.


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