Tenure-Track Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Spanish

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The Wabash College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Byron K. Trippet tenure-track assistant professor of Spanish, to start July 1, 2022. Requirements include expertise in Peninsular literature (period open), native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment is preferred; ABD status considered.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, to ongoing professional development and scholarly research, and to active membership in a department of modern languages that is committed to the innovative teaching of language and literature in cultural context. Normal teaching load is six courses per year, balanced among language, literature, and culture. Interest in teaching a broad range of courses is expected, including participation in all-college courses. The salary is competitive, and generous faculty development support is available. Support is also available for courses that include short sojourns abroad.

Wabash is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Approximately 30% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives. Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.   

Applications, including cover letter, vita, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, email addresses for three individuals who will submit letters of recommendation online, and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s commitment to promoting the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in a liberal arts environment, should be submitted at www.wabash.edu/employment. Review of materials will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jane E. Hardy, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, hardyj@wabash.edu. Application questions may be directed to Ms. Rachel Barclay, Academic Administrative Coordinator, barclayr@wabash.edu.

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. We welcome applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE.


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