Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish


Department Description:
The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

Detailed Description:
The Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures at the University of San Diego seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish for a one-year position beginning September 1, 2021. The position may be renewable for a second year depending on departmental need. The chosen candidate will teach lower-division Spanish language and one or two upper-division Spanish classes (3/4 teaching load). They will also perform service duties for the Spanish program equivalent to three units of teaching over the course of the academic year.

Review of candidates will begin on June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to interview with the committee via Zoom.

Job Requirements:
Priority will be given to generalist candidates with PhD in hand, although ABD will be considered. Demonstrated experience in teaching Spanish language at both lower-division and upper-division levels is required. We especially value pedagogical strategies that are attentive to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload the following to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.



  • a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy,
  • current CV,
  • three sample activities (each one for a different level),
  • recent course evaluations, and
  • contact information for two references.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Ingram,

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Additional Details:
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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