Spanish tenure-track position

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College of the Holy Cross: Department of Spanish

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Spanish



The Department of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020.  Candidates must demonstrate a focus on twentieth-century narrative from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, whether the islands or coastal regions. Scholarly expertise and ability to teach on topics related to exile, immigration, ethnicity and Latinx literature preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of language, as well as culture, textual analysis, surveys, and advanced courses for the Spanish major; courses may be cross-listed with affiliated programs such as Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit



Candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required, as well as native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.



Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a link to a video of yourself teaching a Spanish language course (more detailed instructions can be found at and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your current research and teaching interests, please address:


1. potential future research projects; and 2. the ways you might contribute to and further the College´s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate, liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion (see Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset, as is interest in community-based learning.


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Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype.  Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Cynthia Stone, Department Chair,



The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.


Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.


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