Tenure-track Position in Spanish

Tenure-track Position in Spanish

The Berea College Department of Foreign Languages invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Spanish beginning in August 2022. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American Literature and Culture, a native command of Spanish, a native or near-native command of English, and a successful record of teaching undergraduates. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduates at all levels (teaching in the introductory Spanish sequence is required every semester, while other courses may include Latin American literature, culture, and/or history; writing; translation; Spanish for heritage speakers; and Spanish for professional proficiency [e.g., nursing, social work, business]); advising Spanish majors and minors; and contributing service to the department and to the college. Willingness to participate in the General Education program is also expected. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to https://tinyurl.com/atvx29m6. Review of materials will begin November 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. In 2021, Berea College once again topped the list of “Best Value Colleges” in the nation in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. Berea’s no-tuition model contributed to its No. 1 best-value ranking. Forbes cited a 2021 study of nearly 400 colleges in the United States, in which Berea College ranks second in terms of affordability and academic quality. And in 2021 The Princeton Review cited Berea College as “one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree.” The publication also recognized Berea as a Best Value College, based on academic rigor, affordability and graduates’ career outcomes; a Best Green College; and a Tuition-Free School.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.



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