Spanish/Latin American Studies - Assistant Professor (Language, Culture and Civilization)
Saint Mary's University

Location: Nova Scotia

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a contractually limited eight-month sessional appointment in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses: a first-year introductory Spanish course (fall and winter terms); a second-year intermediate course in Spanish language; and two third year courses (Advanced Spanish Language, and a course on Latin American Culture and Civilization). Preference will be given to candidates with a previous record of teaching success at all three levels. Applicants should hold a PhD in Spanish or be near completion of the degree (ABD) and possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Alongside a full-time teaching assignment, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department. The ability to assist with organizing the department's Spanish summer school would be considered an asset. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017. For more information about the Spanish program, please visit:

Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the 'Apply Online Now' button.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier showing evidence of successful teaching (including course evaluations), a research dossier including one sample of recent scholarly writing, university transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. Where possible, please merge these documents into one (1) PDF file.

The deadline for applications is April 8th, 2017.

If you require any further information, please contact:

Dr. Rohini Bannerjee, Chairperson, Department of Modern Languages & Classics
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3 CANADA
902 420 5814

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Wide-ranging social science and humanities programs, interdisciplinary studies are prominent in the Faculty of Arts. Saint Mary's is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University encourages applicants from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at


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