Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Hispanic Studies, Medieval Iberia )

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to join our issues-driven interdisciplinary program in Hispanic Studies beginning August 10, 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in Medieval Iberian Cultural Studies, and an interest in Sephardic Jews, Muslims (and Moriscos), etc.  The candidate is expected to maintain an active research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester.  The successful candidate will possess the skills to develop new courses in the area of Medieval Iberia, as well as teach current course offerings like Introduction to Hispanic Studies, Issues in Canon Formation, and our Capstone Seminars.  Opportunities exist to develop courses and teach in our dynamic general education curriculum ( and contribute to interdisciplinary programs like Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment, August 10, 2020. Candidates must possess the skills to teach Hispanic language and culture at all levels. Evidence of previous teaching experience and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required.

Excellence in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Applicants may apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a sample syllabus for a course you would like to teach. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, all application materials including three letters of reference must be submitted by the review date, October 16, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered only if needed.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures may be found at

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans. The university conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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