Assistant Professor of Spanish

Lafayette College
The Department of Languages & Literary Studies
Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Languages & Literary Studies at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Latin American Contemporary Literature and Cultural Production, with a sub-specialization focused on Andean Studies, Mexican Studies, and/or Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2023.  The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. The PhD is required by the start of fall semester 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate Spanish program and in Lafayette’s core curriculum. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English is required. The ability to teach interdisciplinary courses is a plus. We encourage applications from candidates with a proven record of published and ongoing scholarship and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience demonstrating a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogies, curricular development, and instructional technologies.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio at As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement ( Applications will be accepted until November 14, 2023. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci (

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. 

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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