Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Spanish


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Spanish
Modern Languages and Cultures

Location: Waco, Texas
Open Date: Jul 28, 2022
Deadline: Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Baylor University seeks a dynamic colleague who will conduct research, teach courses in Hispanic Linguistics (for the Spanish and Portguese Div.) and seek external funding to support research and/or teaching.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.




  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics in hand by start date.
  • Research or teaching specialization in Hispanic linguistics is required. Focus on sociolinguistics desired.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R1 institution, including plans to seek external funding (fellowships, grants, and the like) to support research initiatives.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English is required.


Application Instructions:
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Candidates will be asked to provide a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Stephen Silverstein, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts showing the highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), a research or writing sample, a faith statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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