Assistant Professor of Spanish

Title and Rank: Assistant Professor of Spanish (a continuing, 9-month, tenure track appointment) in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade, SIU Carbondale.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, or related field. ABD applicants will be considered if all requirements for the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2020. If all requirements for the doctoral degree are not completed by August 15, 2020, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (
  • Specialization in Latinx and/or Latin American literature and culture
  • Exceptional English and Spanish language fluency and communication skills
  • Evidence of excellence in university-level teaching
  • Evidence of an active research agenda
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise graduate and/or undergraduate research and writing in the area of expertis

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability for peer-reviewed research
  • Evidence of additional expertise in such areas as Afro-Hispanic and/or Caribbean literature and culture, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Digital Humanities, Business Spanish, International studies, or Translation
  • Experience advising graduate students and teaching literature and culture courses at the graduate level

Duties: The successful candidate will contribute to Spanish programs at the BA and MA levels. This position involves teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects, maintaining an active independent research agenda appropriate to the discipline, mentoring of students, and engaging in service activities appropriate to academic rank. Typical teaching load for untenured faculty in the department is two courses per semester.

Effective date of employment: August 16, 2020

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019, or until filled

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application; CV; names and contact information for three referees, including at least one with knowledge of your teaching; a research statement of no more than two pages; a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than two pages; evaluations of past courses; and transcripts of graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Send materials via email to Dr. Vicki Carstens, Interim Chair, Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade, at Alternatively, regular mail applications may be sent to:

Dr. Vicki Carstens
Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade
SIU Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Mail Code 4521
Carbondale, IL 62901

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


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