All Spanish courses at UMBC share a focus on culture and language in an intercultural framework. With this position we seek to introduce the study of digital intercultural communication in Spanish into the innovative curriculum and research agenda of the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication (MLLI), and into the interdisciplinary undergraduate Program in Global Studies. Preferred areas of research include: social media and social movements; social media and migration; digital literary studies, and other areas in which digital intercultural communication in Spanish occurs.
UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity, and encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity.
Applicants should have the PhD in an appropriate area (for example, intercultural communication, cultural studies, anthropology, literary studies, sociology, communication, education) completed before Fall 2015, have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, and demonstrate potential excellence in research, and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Employment is contingent upon the candidate's obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable.
The application materials should include a two-page letter of application explaining the candidate’s specific qualifications for this post, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/26619) before November 20, 2014. For questions, please contact: