Assistant Professor of Spanish

Assistant Professor of Spanish 

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Spanish. The position carries a 3/3 load for those who maintain an active research agenda.

We especially encourage scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: transatlantic studies; colonialism and decolonialism; popular culture and media; race, gender, and indigeneity in Latin America; and border studies and U.S. LatinX literatures.

Candidates should demonstrate strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to participate effectively in interdisciplinary programs affiliated with other departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Enthusiasm for teaching language and culture at all levels of the curriculum and passion for teaching in a liberal arts environment are essential. The successful candidate will combine the basic qualifications of a generalist with their research specialization. Ph.D. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field; ABD candidates will be considered, but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before start of employment. All candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English, and should demonstrate promise for outstanding teaching and mentoring in the areas of language, literature, and culture.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice, and sustainability. 

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. 

Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Working at Xavier  Three, confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2019. Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted via video conference in December.

 Please direct requests for additional information to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamie H. Trnka,




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