Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, invites applications for a Tenure Track, Assistant Professor in the Spanish Program. A Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics is required and must be in-hand by August 12, 2023. The candidate must have a strong record of research and scholarly publications in the area of Spanish linguistics; evidence of excellence in teaching; and a willingness to teach Spanish language classes at all levels. Near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Demonstrated leadership skills is a plus.

We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas and fields of research: Heritage language learning and acquisition, second language acquisition, Spanish sociolinguistics, raciolinguistics, and/or linguistic anthropology. The candidate must be able to work with, train and support future Spanish language teachers as part of our graduate program.

Additional pluses are having broad research interests as well as interest in innovative approaches (such as digital/public humanities) and community engagement with (Afro)Latinx, (Afro)Caribbean, and/or other cultures.

In September 2021, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) received full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This prestigious organization includes the top 40 schools of international affairs in the world. The SIPA is among 25 in the US with this designation, 5th in the Southeastern United States, and the 1st and only in the State of Florida.

Qualified candidates should apply to Job Opening ID 527922 at and attach the following as a single PDF: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a diversity statement (, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. 

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 9, 2023. Please send inquiries to Claudia Battistel at or call 305-348-2823. For more information on the FIU Department of Modern Languages, please visit

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