Assistant Professor in Spanish

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2023. Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship has a trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific perspective. Teaching responsibilities include Spanish language and literature courses from the introductory to the advanced seminar level. The successful candidate will fulfill the expectation that all Colgate faculty participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers the possibility of joining the rotation for directing Colgate’s semester-long program of study in Madrid, Spain, and for active participation in interdisciplinary programs such as Africana and Latin American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Women’s Studies, and LGBTQ Studies.

A cover letter, CV, the names of three references, and a complete set of student evaluations from a recently taught class must be submitted through

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching and scholarship might create an inclusive educational environment.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of selected candidates via video-conferencing will be held in the second half of October. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation by October 22.

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures can be found at: Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

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