Assistant Professor, Spanish

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Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

Position Summary

Assistant Professor, Spanish; Department of World Languages and Cultures. Full-time, tenure track.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach language, translation/interpretation, Spanish for the professions, and Spanish culture courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Engage in research that leads to academic publications (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books) in the field;
  • Fulfill service to the department, college, and university as well as to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in translation/interpretation or in Spanish with a focus on translation and interpretation or in a related area (e.g., Applied Linguistics; Spanish for the professions) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020);
  • Experience as an instructor of record teaching Spanish classes at the undergraduate or graduate level;
  • Explicitly articulated experience in Spanish interpretation/translation demonstrated through coursework, professional development, research agenda, or pedagogy;
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience in the field of translation and interpretation;
  • Experience teaching college-level courses in translating/interpreting;
  • Secondary emphasis in Spanish for the Professions, such as Spanish for the Health Professions, or Spanish for business, Spanish for law enforcement (criminal justice), tourism;
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with experiential pedagogies such as service-learning, community engagement, and study abroad;
  • Experience or stated interest in online teaching.

Expected Start Date: August 20th, 2020

Salary & Benefits

Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.

Credentials Required for Application

Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, formal observations); 4) statement of teaching and research interests with a description of goals; 5) 2 writing samples (e.g., dissertation chapter, academic journal article); 6) contact information for three individuals who will provide current, professional letters of reference (dated within past year); 7) a copy of a transcript indicating highest degree earned (an official transcript is required for employment); and 8) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education.

Application Process:

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Application Deadline: December 6th  2019

Further Information:

For additional information, please contact Lynn Pearson (, Search Committee Chair, World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Philip S. Peek, Chair World Languages and Cultures.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.  

Information about Program and College

BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit:

World Languages and Cultures is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, which encompasses seventeen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas. The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences. Committed to diversity and to inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students, World Languages and Cultures strives to provide its students with the best possible undergraduate and Masters-level graduate education through the diversity of its core offerings and through its cooperation with interdisciplinary programs leading to a practical, liberal education. The Department is integrally connected with a range of education abroad programs at BGSU, including the year abroad programs in Salzburg, Austria, and Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

Programs in Spanish: The design of the programs in Spanish is based on the integration of language, culture, and literature.   The programs reflect the nature of our most important goal: we address the reality that Spanish is spoken by many different ethnic groups whose cultures, history, and customs modify and enrich these languages. Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate Spanish programs have been very successful in effectively holding positions in businesses, government agencies and schools.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation

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