Assistant Professor of Spanish

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Spanish invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. Successful applicants will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish, a Ph.D. (completed or expected by July 1, 2022) in Afro-Latin American Cultural Studies with an area of specialization in Central and/or Spanish-speaking South America, and an active research agenda. The teaching requirement is nine courses over two-years (2-2-2-3), including language courses and upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The faculty in the department value excellence in both research and teaching and seek applicants who share that commitment. The Department has a strong commitment to faculty diversity and excellence and is particularly interested in candidates who can bring to their research and teaching critical perspectives linked to the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. 


Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked in the top 30 among national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, encapsulated in its motto “pro-Humanitate.” To learn more about the University, please visit


Applicants should submit the following materials as one pdf: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and one scholarly writing sample. Submit applications to Selected candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) after the initial review. For full consideration, applications must be received November 15, 2021. Inquiries about the position or department should be directed to Dr. Kathryn Mayers, Please direct inquiries about the application process and document submission to


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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