Assistant Professor of Spanish

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish position beginning in Fall 2021. Teaching load is three courses per semester. 

 

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Spanish, ideally with a concentration/specialization in Latin American Literature/Culture from an accredited institution.  We seek candidates with a strong record and commitment to teaching excellence at the college level.  The candidate will teach primarily introductory/intermediate language courses as well as literature and culture courses in the Spanish major/minor.  Experience addressing the needs of heritage speakers of Spanish is highly desirable. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. 

 

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 1, 2021. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a sample of scholarly work, teaching and research statements, recent teaching evaluations; and three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses recent teaching effectiveness. Please upload all files as a single PDF (including letters of reference).  If you are unable to upload your letters of reference within the single PDF document, you may have the letters sent to WLC@albright.edu.  Please be sure that the author of the email includes the applicant's name in the subject line.  Emails containing letters of recommendation without an applicant name in the subject line will not be considered.  Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission. 

 

As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.

 

Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.

 

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.

 


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