Foreign Languages & Literatures @ MIT

Open Academic Positions

The Foreign Languages and Literatures section (FL&L) is part of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Below are open FL&L academic positions. For more information, please contact: fll-search@mit.edu

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Foreign Languages and Literatures section invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary Latin American Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2014 (employment begins July 1, 2014). Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. by the start of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of academic teaching experience at the college or university level and clear evidence of scholarly development.

Teaching duties include mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses (some conducted in Spanish, others in English). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Applicants should have a specialization in contemporary Latin American Studies with direct relevance to research areas such as cultural anthropology; media and the arts; urban, youth and/or popular cultures; ethnicity and diaspora; or Latin American literature and cultural studies. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is currently published or in press. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.

MIT is an affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation (including one that specifically addresses your teaching profile), two writing samples of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages each, one in English and one in Spanish), and two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in English, one in Spanish) that you would be interested in teaching, to be received no later than Tuesday, October 15, 2013, to:


Lecturer in Spanish

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Spanish. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2014, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. This position includes full benefits. Responsibilities include teaching three language courses per semester, developing curricular materials for Spanish language instruction at the undergraduate level, and advising students.

Candidates must have:

MIT is an equal opportunity affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a sample syllabus, a sample of material development (print or digital), and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted no later than March 1, 2014 via Academic Jobs Online:


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