Assistant Professor, Spanish

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish, beginning in the fall of 2023. 


Applicants must possess a strong desire to teach and pursue research in a liberal arts environment with a reputation for excellent teaching. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish, Applied Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition with a focus on Spanish for Specific Purposes, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, or Translation Studies. The candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and a good command of English. Preference will be given to candidates who can develop and teach courses at all levels of the Spanish language curriculum, including elementary Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and Spanish for Specific Purposes (Business, Health Professions, Social Work, Education, etc.).

The position carries a teaching load of eighteen faculty workload credits per year (approximately five courses per year). All teaching is at the undergraduate level. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience in teaching in a multicultural classroom; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Teaching statements should address the ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion, and it should provide specific examples that demonstrate this ability. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample, teaching statement, and three references by October 31, 2022. All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held via video conferencing in early December. Skidmore College continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community, and candidates are encouraged to speak directly about this issue in their application materials.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.



Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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