Assistant Professor in Brazilian Literature

University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline December 15, 2014
Date Posted August 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Literature: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Brazilian literature and culture, at the beginning or advanced Assistant Professor level, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2015. Period of specialization is open. Candidates should be able to demonstrate serious scholarly promise, commitment to teaching, native or near-native Portuguese and English, and willingness to participate fully in a vibrant program with strong ties to neighboring disciplines in humanities, arts, and social sciences. PhD or defended dissertation by June 30, 2015, is highly preferred. Applications must include a letter of interest/cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. If the writing sample is in Portuguese, a second one in English would be welcome, although not required. All materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted online via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at, posting #02298. Recommendation letters must be submitted by your referees or a portfolio service (such as Interfolio) either through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or by email to For full consideration, all materials (including recommendation letters) must be received by October 15, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; no materials will be accepted after December 15, 2014. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Inquiries may be addressed to Jennifer Hurtarte at For information on the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, please consult All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer