Assistant Professor in Spanish

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The Department of Modern Languages (MODL) at The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. 


  • Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Spanish, Spanish Translation & Interpreting, or closely-related fieldrequired by August 2020.
  • Preferred Qualifications:Secondary emphasis in Spanish for the Professions, such as Spanish for the Health Professions, or Spanish Localization strongly desired. Expertise in Hispanic Culture a plus.


Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service, as well as for funded research activity. ABD applicants will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2020. Applicants should be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish Translation and Interpreting; Spanish for the Professions, or Spanish Localization; Spanish language and/or Hispanic culture. The standard teaching load is five courses per academic year (typically 3/2), although this load may be modified by the Chair pursuant to grant funding or significant service assignments. In addition to teaching and research, the faculty member will contribute to the growth of the Department of Modern Languages through participation in departmental activities; collaboration with university, industry, and community partners; recruitment; and other service.Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Research-1 and HSI-designated university located in the heart of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, which has a population of 7.5 million. UT Arlington is the second largest in the UT System with enrollment of about 40,000 on-campus students. UT Arlington has received a number of prestigious rankings and recognition. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity. The Department offers a B.A. in Spanish for Global Competence, a B.A. in Spanish Translation & Interpreting, an M.A. degree in Modern Languages-Spanish, as well as minors and certificates in Spanish, Spanish Translation, Spanish Interpreting, Spanish for the Professions, Spanish for Global Health and Human Services, and in Localization and Translation-Spanish. Additional information about the department can be found online at:


To apply for this position go to Please upload 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three recent letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary Skype interviews will be conducted the week of December 16, 2019.

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