Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture

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The Department of Literature, Language, and Culture, with the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture, tenure-track, beginning August 2022. Faculty positions at Jacksonville University require commitment to teaching excellence, university service, and scholarship. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by time of appointment (August 2022). 

Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish, demonstrable evidence of excellence in teaching, and an energetic commitment to working in a small, growing program. We will give preference to candidates with interest or experience in proficiency-based instruction and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. Experience in advising and/or in engaging students outside of the classroom (e.g., study abroad, service learning, involvement in research, direction of undergraduate research) is also highly desirable. Ability to teach languages other than Spanish may be of interest, but is not required. 

Faculty in the Department of Literature, Language, and Culture teach a wide variety of courses to support the core curriculum and both the major and minor programs. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, which will potentially include all levels of language, literature, and culture. 

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive university with a commitment to the liberal arts located in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville is a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville University emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at www.ju.edu.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Jacksonville University believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 12. Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae via email to Dr. Tamara Bentley Caudill at spanishsearch@ju.edu. The cover letter should focus primarily on undergraduate teaching and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Further materials may be requested, as needed. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference in early January.


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