Assistant Professor of Luso-Atlantic Literature and Culture

University of Southern California Latin American and Iberian Cultures

United States

Assistant Professor of Luso-Atlantic Literature and Culture

Latin American and Iberian Cultures Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Los Angeles, CA) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Luso-Atlantic Literature and Culture, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in the appropriate field of study by the time of appointment. The search is open to any time period in the field of Luso-Atlantic literature and culture. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate a teaching and scholarly commitment to theoretical and comparative approaches to Black studies in Lusophone African and/or Afro-Brazilian literature, popular culture, performance studies, or film and visual culture. Normal teaching load per academic year is four courses, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars as well as courses in the University’s General Education program. 

Candidates submitting materials by Dec 11, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) a writing sample (limited to 30 pages), and 4) three letters of recommendation. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. For any questions about the application process, please email the Search Committee Chair, Professor Samuel Steinberg ( or our department program specialist, Tricia García (

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. 

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