Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish, Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish to begin in September 2020. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching of all levels of Spanish language as well as a variety of topics within language courses, language pedagogy, and culture seminars.


Responsibilities of this position include teaching, developing a trajectory of productive, quality scholarship, program-building, and engaging in service to the program, school and university.


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with a primary focus on Second Language Acquisition and/or Translation and Interpretation Studies. Ideal candidates will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and good command of English, demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to periodically travel to lead our study abroad program.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.


Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/.  Please include a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, recent student evaluations and contact information for three references.  Recommendation letters may be solicited upon submission of application.  Review of applications will begin December 16, 2019. Open until filled.


Applicants are encouraged, but not required to be available for interviews at the MLA meeting in January in Seattle.  (Applicants are not required to register for the conference in order to be interviewed.) Applicants who will not be at the MLA will be interviewed via Skype.




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