Assistant Professor of the Practice in Hispanic Studies / Coordinator of Upper Level Spanish Lang.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the Upper Level (post-Intermediate) Spanish Language Program with the rank of Assistant Professor of the Practice. This is a three-year, non-tenure track, full-time appointment beginning July 1, 2021, renewable upon successful review.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. (in hand by June 2021) in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or related field. Applicants with doctorates primarily in literature or culture will not be considered. The successful candidate will also have native or near-native ability in both Spanish and English; experience in course coordination, personnel supervision, and curriculum development; evidence of excellence in teaching; familiarity with computer-assisted instruction; and the ability to train instructors in language-teaching methodology.

The Coordinator of the Upper Level Spanish administers a large, multi-section language program (consisting of "Conversation, Composition and Reading” and "Advanced Spanish") to ensure uniformity of pedagogy, instructional materials, learning outcomes, and a seamless transition between the courses. Responsibilities include teaching 5 sections per academic year, conducting pre-service and in-service workshops, performing class observations, addressing student concerns, and developing exams, quizzes and other course materials, in addition to hiring and training part-time faculty and Teaching Fellows (student teachers from our M.A. program).

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please visit to apply; preference will be given to applications received before February, 15, 2021. Interviews of finalists will take place remotely through Zoom.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.  

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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