Assistant Professor, Modern Languages (Latin American Literature)

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages (Latin American Literature)


Job No: 517505
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (Latin American Literature)

College of Arts & Humanities

Position Description

The Department of Modern Languages at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Values.

The Modern Languages Department

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to enhance the liberal arts education of students through the study of languages, literatures, and cultures as well as through the fostering of participation in diverse ethnic societies at home and abroad, leading to an interdisciplinary and extensive academic preparation so that graduates will contribute to social, educational, and economic amelioration regionally, nationally, and globally.

In order to properly develop critical thinking and communication skills indispensable in the fields of communication, education (pre-K to university), government service, national and international business, language interpretation, law, health, social work, and translation, the Department of Modern Languages has the following objectives:

1. Offer the opportunity to learn another language.

2. Develop the four basic skills of second-language acquisition: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

3. Foster an appreciation of other cultures, both nationally and globally.

4. Develop an appropriate level of communication, both orally and in writing, regarding the target language.

5. Prepare students to formulate coherent narratives and sound arguments with the appropriate evidence.

6. Promote an understanding of the worldviews (cosmovision), philosophies, patterns of social interactions, and cultural/aesthetic creations of the Spanish-speaking world.

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The Position

Teaching four Spanish courses per semester (literature, composition and lower division), student advising, service on departmental, school, or university committees. Additional responsibilities include professional work consistent with the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. Active scholarly publication, service to the university, and excellence in teaching are expected, and are requirements for tenure and promotion.


Teaching four Spanish courses per semester (literature, composition and lower division), student advising, service on departmental, school, or university committees. Additional responsibilities include professional work consistent with the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. Active scholarly publication, service to the university, and excellence in teaching are expected, and are requirements for tenure and promotion.


Required Qualifications



  • Applicants must have experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American Literature.
  • Experience in teaching Latin American literature and composition.
  • Native or near native competency in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications



  • Experience in teaching heritage speakers and lower division courses.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at:

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in September/2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than September 15, 2022.



  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Benito Gomez Madrid

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (LaCorte Hall, C-310)

Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

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