Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Spanish and Portuguese Program at the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures of Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish to begin Fall 2020.  The successful candidate  should hold a Ph.D. in Spanish Translation/Interpretation or a related field such as Spanish Linguistics, by the time of appointment. Relevant professional experience is desirable. The position requires demonstrated excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including using technology in the classroom and commitment to pedagogical innovation. The ideal candidate should be able to collaborate with our existing programs in Language for Specific Purposes, Spanish as a Heritage Language, and Cultural Studies, as well as establish connections across disciplines. Experience in community outreach to establish strong collaborations through internships and service learning opportunities is desirable. Demonstrated abilities to engage in rigorous research and promise for future research. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities.  Service to the department, college, and university is expected.  Native or Near-Native Proficiency in both English and Spanish required.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at   using job ID 18626BR. Submit online a letter of application, a CV detailing relevant experience, one sample of scholarly work (30 pp. maximum), a teaching statement, a research statement, and a diversity statement. Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Lloyd Allred, Attn: Spanish Search Committee, by Interfolio, email at or by post at: Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 42071, 2906 18th St, CMLL room 207, Lubbock, TX 79409-2071. Applications must be received no later than 15 November 2019 for full consideration. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted by video conference in early December.

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. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, 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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