Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor of Spanish

Description  Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor, Spanish; Full time / August 2022

Open Date  May 1, 2022

The Dominican University Department of Spanish Language and Transcultural Studies seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor of Spanish for the 2022-2023 academic year. The candidate must be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses. Responsibilities consists of teaching 3 courses per semester, advising, and service to the department; participation in university life is encouraged.


Required qualifications:


Successful candidates will have at least a Masters or ABD status, Ph.D. (preferred) in Spanish. Candidates must show native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and strong commitment to liberal arts education. Dominican seeks candidates who are committed to working with diverse student and community populations.


Preferred qualifications:


Preference to those with expertise in Latinx and Latin American Studies, teaching heritage speakers of Spanish, or in research on heritage language learning and curriculum development.


To apply:


Application materials must include a cover letter (in which the candidate should explain how they can contribute to the diversity and inclusion on our campus), curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including practices of inclusive teaching), and three letters of recommendation. Materials must be submitted at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Cristina Mostacero-Pinilla (, chair of the search committee.


Deadline for full consideration:


Review of materials will begin immediately until position is filled.

About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution.  Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 51% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latinx. Among undergraduates, 48% are Pell-eligible and 43% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Job offer will be pending a background screening.

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