Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Geography

Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Geography
Smith College

Application Deadline: 29 January 2017

Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Geography at Smith College: Massachusetts: Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies

The Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer position in Latin American Cultural Geography beginning July 1, 2017. We seek candidates whose scholarly work addresses issues that have both historical and contemporary resonance (e.g., environmental policy, social justice, immigration, urban ecology, and/or the creation of gendered and racialized landscapes). While we encourage applications from scholars working in the Amazon, we are open to any region of Latin America and the Caribbean broadly defined.

Candidates must be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field by the time of appointment, and have at least one year of teaching experience beyond the level of Teaching Assistant. Expertise in diverse methodologies and a commitment to inclusion are especially welcome.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach five undergraduate courses across the year. This includes courses for the Latin American and Latino/a Studies major and classes related to the candidate’s field of specialization. Smith College has a robust GIS lab which may be used for teaching and/or research. In addition, programs in Landscape Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, and related fields offer key points of collaboration. The successful candidate can also expect mentoring support from colleagues in Latin American and Latino/a Studies.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life, including a program in Latin American Studies. Further details about the Department of Art at Smith may be found at https://www.smith.edu/las/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/39620 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a sample of scholarly work (no more than 35 pages); a sample syllabus for a course in the cultural geography of Latin America; and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Above adapted from Interfolio.