Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish to begin Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach language and culture courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and will also have interest in teaching phonology and/or translation and interpretation. The Assistant Professor will engage in the teaching and supervision of multi-section language courses of the undergraduate curriculum. The expected teaching load is four courses per academic year, but the new hire will receive a one-course release per academic year for as long as they are engaged successfully in the supervision of multi-section courses.

Iowa State University strives to be the university that cultivates a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, and staff flourish. To that end, we welcome candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Spanish, Applied Hispanic Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related field by the time of appointment

Record of excellence in teaching Spanish at university level

Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability or interest in contributing to all levels of undergraduate curriculum in Languages and Cultures for Professions

Demonstrated commitment to developing an active research agenda in field of interest

Evidence of the ability to supervise undergraduate Spanish curriculum

Demonstrated ability or interest in teaching advanced undergraduate Spanish Phonology course and/or Translation/Interpretation course

Demonstrated commitment to enhance diversity and inclusion

Department/Program Description:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective. The department offers 9 languages with majors in French, German, and Spanish and minors in those languages plus Russian and Chinese. A major and minor and graduate degree are also offered in Anthropology. Other languages taught are American Sign Language, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Latin and Portuguese. It also houses the American Indian Studies Program, Classical Studies Program, International Studies Program and U.S. Latino/a Studies Program. The department’s award-winning tenure-stream faculty engage in internationally recognized research across a variety of disciplines.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email 

To apply, please complete electronic application at (Vacancy ID#R9881). 

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