Assistant Professor - Spanish

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish beginning Fall 2020. The primary responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Spanish, conducting scholarly research that results in quality peer-reviewed publications, student advising, and service to advance the mission of the department, the college, the university, and the profession. Instructional duties include teaching three classes per semester.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent terminal degree by the time of appointment

Specialization in Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics

A minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish

Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications

A record of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level

An active research agenda

College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, please access UNCW’s online application at A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be uploaded in the online application. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.  Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of November 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Dr. Mrak, Search Committee Chair

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