Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics

Texas Tech University, a research institution with over 37,000 students, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Spanish with a specialization in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or Spanish as a heritage language to start fall 2021. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

We are interested in hiring a dynamic individual to direct the Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) program and teach Spanish language and linguistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required. Responsibilities include an ongoing program of research related to SHL and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will be given to candidates (1) who have previous experience with SHL teaching, curricula development, programming and/or direction, (2) who promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (3) who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. Engaged scholarship with local Hispanic communities, diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service to the department, college, university and community is expected. Must have a Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment.

Apply online at ,requisition 21740BR. A complete submission requires a letter of application, CV, a teaching statement that includes approaches to directing a Spanish Heritage Language Program, three letters of recommendation and one sample of scholarly writing.  For additional information, contact Lloyd Allred at Screening will begin November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation may be sent via Interfolio, the postal service, or email to Lloyd Allred, Box 42071, Lubbock, Texas  79409-2071 or

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. Texas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, disability or status as a U.S. veteran. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and consider the needs of dual career couples.

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