Assistant Professor - Spanish

Assistant Professor - Spanish

Job ID

Hunter College

Full/Part Time


The Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College of the City University of New York invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. We are looking for a generalist with a focus on Latin America. We are particularly interested in attracting a scholar-teacher whose research and teaching centers on Afro-Hispanic OR Indigenous literatures and cultures, from the Colonial to Contemporary periods. 

The candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester, pursue original scholarly research in their field, and participate in the administrative life of the department and the College. They should be prepared to advise majors, minors, and undergraduates in Spanish as well as MA students. This position can also entail opportunities for collaboration with Hunter’s various Honors programs, its Public Humanities initiative, and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the upper east side of Manhattan near many major cultural institutions, Hunter College offers scholars a vibrant and dynamic community within a public university setting. As part of the City University of New York, a nationally recognized metropolitan university system, Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large and maintains a strong commitment to providing a rigorous and affordable education in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body.

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. 

Vaccine Requirement
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

At the Assistant professor level, the salary range is from $51,242 - $97,580, commensurate with experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive benefits package covering health insurance, pension, and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website  To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 25217

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include:

  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s research agenda and teaching philosophy
  • A CV
  • A transcript of graduate coursework
  • A sample of written scholarship in Spanish (no longer than 25 pages) 

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.

In addition, please have three confidential letters of reference mailed by the recommenders to One of these letters should address the candidate's teaching experience.

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


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