Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor, which will begin on July 1, 2022. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.  

The field of specialization is open, with a preference for Latinx studies. Candidates must have instructional experience with heritage language learner courses and a demonstrated excellence in teaching. Duties include teaching two courses per semester, student mentoring, and possibly directing an undergraduate thesis. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about Amherst by visiting our web page for prospective faculty

Candidates who submit their applications by March 11, 2022, will be assured of full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed via Zoom in April. To apply, please submit as PDFs or Word documents to a letter of application that addresses research and teaching strategies, a CV, and the names and email addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations. Questions may be directed to Professor Sara J. Brenneis, chair of the Spanish department, at

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context.

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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