Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) invites applications for a one-year position Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in August 2022. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, a strong background in beginning and intermediate language teaching, experience teaching Spanish at the university level, and who demonstrate familiarity with current methods in second-language pedagogy. Master's degree in Spanish or M.A.T. in Spanish required. Teaching load will be three courses per semester, from first to third-semester Spanish language classes, as well as contributing to co-curricular offerings and activities in the department.


Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.


Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.


A complete application will include:

  • A cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A teaching portfolio that may include teaching evaluations, sample lessons, and sample syllabi.


Review of completed applications will begin late July of 2022. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The names and contact information for three references may be requested at the committee’s discretion. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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