Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish, to begin August 1, 2022.  Preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Spanish Linguistics or related field with an area of specialization in Interpreting, Translation, Spanish for the Professions or Applied Linguistics.  Primary duties include developing and teaching courses in Interpreting and Spanish for the Professions, as well as teaching a variety of courses in Spanish language and linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, demonstrated excellence in language teaching, a coherent research program with promise for future scholarly production, and willingness to collaborate with communities beyond the university. The Department of Classical and Modern Languages encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

The University of Louisville is a metropolitan research university with 22,000 students. Guided by its Cardinal Principles, the university strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. It has been ranked #1 by the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center for serving African American students and #12 by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) for commitment to community engagement. For the past six years it has been listed among America’s “Best of the Best” LGBTQ-friendly universities by the Campus Pride Index. To find out more about the University of Louisville's inclusion efforts, see: The greater Louisville area is a vibrant metropolitan community of approximately 1.3 million people with great restaurants, outstanding parks, an engaging arts community, a lively nightlife, a moderate climate, and a cost of living below the national average. Visit for more information.

Position is subject to final budgetary approval.

All applicants must apply online, uploading a single document with the following:

(1) a current CV

(2) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s teaching experience, research agenda, and commitment to anti-racism

(3) the names and contact information of three references

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15th, 2021. Select candidates will be invited to submit additional documentation and schedule a preliminary online interview. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit. Review of applications will begin following the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Applicants must apply online here or our website at Select Current Openings and Faculty/Administrator and search Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track) Job: ID# 42231).  You will be asked to complete a self ID form and submit combined documents electronically.

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