Assistant Professor of Spanish, Tenure Track, 2022

Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Spanish within The Department of World Languages and Cultures, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences effective August, 2022.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

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Requirements for this position include a PhD in Spanish with a focus on peninsular literature and culture; native or near-native fluency in Spanish; demonstrated excellence in teaching literature, culture and advanced grammar courses at the university level; a willingness to work within an articulated program under the direction of the upper-division Spanish program director and department chair, and a demonstrated strong research trajectory, including publications and involvement with professional organizations.

Ability to develop and to teach new classes for our Spanish major and minor programs as well as the major in Global Communication and Spanish and the Latinx and Latin American Studies minor a plus. Field of specialization is open.

Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, service, and advising/mentoring.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application, sample teaching evaluations, writing sample, research, three letters of recommendation and a CV to:

Spanish Tenure-Track Search Committee Chair
c/o Mary Devulgt at
Please use “Tenure Track Spanish Position” as the email subject line.

Application review will begin on November 1, 2021. Only submissions via email will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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