Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track)

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Allegheny College invites applicants interested in joining an energetic department that offers a breadth of languages and in contributing to a robust Spanish program on a full-time tenure-track appointment beginning in August of 2023. The ideal candidate will have a focus in Latinx culture; experience with heritage language learners is preferred.

While primary teaching responsibilities will be in Spanish, this position will be a part of a faculty cohort with expertise in race, gender, and/or social justice who could contribute to the core curriculum in one (or more) of three interdisciplinary programs:  Black StudiesCommunity & Justice Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how their teaching and research experience intersects with one (or more of) these fields. This position will be appointed in the Department of World Languages & Cultures with clearly established guidelines and evaluation processes for contributions to other program(s). Allegheny College has committed ongoing resources to offering faculty in this cohort professional development opportunities, and we welcome teacher-scholars who are enthusiastic about collaborating with faculty colleagues and mentoring undergraduate students in the above interdisciplinary areas.

All Allegheny faculty participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars (taught in English), in advising Senior Projects, and in our shared governance structure through service to the campus community. Teaching load is 3/3 with course releases earned through Senior Project advising, and a one-course reduction in the first semester on the tenure track.

Qualifications: Ph.D. by time of appointment required. Evidence of effective teaching and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required as well as a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarly publications.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty, recognizing that diversity is an integral aspect of high quality education. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send letter of application, CV, diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and/or service), and 3 letters of reference, to Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to by November 15, 2022; request for supporting materials such as teaching dossier and writing sample may follow.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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