Assistant Professor of Spanish Language, Peninsular Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor of Spanish Language, Peninsular Literature and Culture


Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: World Languages & Cultures
Degree/Program: B.A. Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures
Job Number: FAC2020-344
Priority Screening Date: 02/15/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is February 15, 2021.

Position Description:
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The School of World Languages and Cultures at California State University, Monterey Bay invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Spanish Language, Peninsular Literature and Culture starting in the Fall of 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who have previous experience teaching a wide range of courses on Peninsular Literature and Cultures and Spanish language courses. Desirable qualifications include ability to teach Spanish for Heritage Speakers, a variety of courses in Hispanic cultures and Spanish for the Professions. Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the position provides an excellent opportunity to teach, mentor, engage and help students with a wide range of backgrounds, including heritage speakers.




  • Teach lower and upper division courses
  • Advise Spanish Majors and Minors
  • Strong commitment to developing an innovative curriculum
  • Participate in School of World Languages and Cultures governance and curriculum development
  • Typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester


Minimum Qualifications:




  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature by the time of appointment from an accredited doctoral program
  • Native or near native linguistic ability in both Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Ability to teach all levels of Spanish language courses
  • Scholarly achievement or promise
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Expertise in Peninsular Literature and Culture


Preferred Qualification:




  • Experience in teaching Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Ability to teach Spanish for the Professions courses
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses in Hispanic Cultures


Other Related Information:

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Compensation and Benefits:




How to Apply:
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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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