Temporary Assistant Professor

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About the Job

This position is located in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies. The Temporary Assistant Professor will teach one semester-long undergraduate content course at the 3xxx-level, taught in Portuguese. Additionally, they will provide replacement teaching for 8-9 weeks for 3 language courses, ranging from Beginning Portuguese to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Courses vary from three to five credits. All courses will be taught in person. This will be a Spring 2022 appointment, starting January 12, 2022 and ending May 29, 2022. The application letter should address your interest in the position and provide evidence of qualifications and teaching effectiveness. Applications are due by November 15, 2021.


Required: PhD in Portuguese or a related field. Excellent teaching record in Portuguese language and Lusophone literatures and cultures courses.

About the Department

Founded in the 1960s, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies as the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of language, literature and more broadly, cultural expressions grounded in theorized and broadly socio-historical perspectives.

We offer BA degrees in Spanish and Spanish and Portuguese Studies and MA and PhD degrees with emphasis in Hispanic literatures and cultures, Hispanic linguistics and Lusophone literature and cultures. More information can be found at https://cla.umn.edu/spanish-portuguese.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343998. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

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This position will remain open until filled.

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