Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

The Spanish Department at Wake Forest University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish to join our faculty beginning July 1, 2023. This full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits offers an initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. Successful applicants will have an M.A. at minimum, PhD preferred, in Spanish or a related field, as well as native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate Spanish language courses in a 4-year college or university setting and training or professional activity related to foreign language pedagogy. The teaching requirement is six courses per year, primarily in introductory and intermediate Spanish classes and may also include courses in First Year Seminar or study abroad programs. All faculty, including Teaching Professors, serve as academic advisers and on departmental or university committees and receive support for continuing professional development. The Department has a strong commitment to faculty and student diversity and is particularly interested in candidates whose  critical perspectives are linked to the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in ways that inform and influence their pedagogical approach.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked in the top 30 among national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, encapsulated in its motto “pro-Humanitate.” To learn more about the University, please visit


Applicants should submit the following materials as one pdf: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and a sample introductory or intermediate syllabus or lesson designed by the applicant. Submit applications to Selected candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) after the initial review. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2022. Inquiries about the position or department should be directed to Dr. Kathryn Mayers, Please direct inquiries about the application process and document submission to


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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