Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics, Heritage/Bilingual Learner Pedagogy

The Spanish Discipline in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Spanish linguistics to begin August 2020. Responsibilities include language teaching, developing and directing the Spanish for Heritage Learners undergraduate curriculum, advising, and service; participation in university life, especially in Latinx heritage programming in the discipline and college, is strongly encouraged. Teaching load is 3/3, with the possibility of an overload assignment for additional compensation.


Required qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a Spanish Linguistics or related field. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must show native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, must have a strong teaching record, and have research interests in Spanish as a heritage language, and  a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Dominican seeks candidates who are committed to working with diverse student and community populations.


Preferred qualifications:

Preference to candidates with expertise in teaching Latinx students, research on heritage language learning and curriculum development, or Second Language acquisition.


To apply:

All applicants must apply online at Please provide cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Submission instructions will be provided.


Deadline for full consideration:

For full consideration, please apply by December 30th.

Review of materials begins immediately until position is filled. Initial interviews via video conferencing; campus visits in March.



Questions can be addressed to: Yanire Márquez Etxabe


About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,000 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 48% of undergraduates first generation in college, 68% female, 57% Hispanic of Any Race, and 5% Black/African-American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see

In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Dominican University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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