Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish - Spanish Early Modern literature and culture


The Department of Spanish at Swarthmore College seeks applicants for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish with a primary specialization in Spanish Early Modern literature and culture. Ability to offer courses in Latin American colonial studies is a plus.

Teaching load is 4 courses per year.

This position is outside the tenure stream and will begin in Fall 2021. The initial appointment will be made for a two-year period and will be renewable for one more two year period based on performance. Benefits package and salary competitive.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish by the time of appointment, at the beginning of the fall semester of 2021.

Essential qualifications include: strong commitment to undergraduate education; native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; ability to teach language courses at all levels as well as courses pertaining to all genres of Early Modern Iberian literature and culture, and/or Latin American colonial studies; experience in teaching college students, and a lively classroom presence.

Application Instructions

Applications must be received by November 30, 2020. Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching portfolio (optional), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of them should address teaching performance) online at

If unable to submit online, materials may be mailed to: Spanish Search Committee, Department of Spanish, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390.

Interviews will be held remotely (Zoom) during the time of the MLA conference, January 7-10, 2021.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please address any questions you may have to Sue McCarthy, Administrative Assistant,

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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