Assistant Professor (TT) or Lecturer of Spanish (1 position)

The Department of Foreign Languages at Tennessee Technological University invites applications for either an Assistant Professor of Spanish position (full-time, tenure track) or a Lecturer of Spanish position (full-time, non-tenure track, renewable). 

Responsibilities for the Assistant Professor of Spanish position (full-time, tenure track) include teaching an equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester, which traditionally includes 3 courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, along with scholarly activity and service to the department, university, and profession. Other duties will include participating in the Spanish Club, advising majors, and directing senior capstones. 

Responsibilities for the Lecturer of Spanish position (full-time, non-tenure track, renewable) include teaching an equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester, which traditionally includes 4 courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, along with service to the department.

The appointment will begin August 1, 2023. The Lecturer position, which will begin August 2023 and end May 2026, is renewable based on satisfactory annual reviews, the needs of the department, and future funding.

Minimum qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in Spanish, or a related field, with a primary specialization in Latin American studies (Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2023);

2) two years' experience teaching Spanish at the university level in both face-to-face and online modalities; 3) advanced proficiency in pedagogical applications of technology in foreign-language instruction; 4) demonstrated commitment to current ACTFL guidelines;

5) native or near-native command of Spanish and a professional level of English; 6) excellent communication, mentoring, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications include: 1) experience developing Spanish for the Professions courses (e.g., Criminal Justice, Health Services, etc.); 2) evidence of excellence in undergraduate instruction, active involvement in student-oriented activities, experience with advising or mentorship, and a well-defined research agenda; 3) experience with program building.

Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the position for which they would like to be considered. Candidates wishing to be considered for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position must also meet the preferred qualifications.

Our department offers concentrations in French, German, and Spanish. More information about our department can be found at

Initial screening of applications begins on December 10, 2022 and will remain open until filled. TTU will only hire U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. All new employees will be required to complete an employer's verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from date of hire. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to

Applicants will be required to apply online and electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copy of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred will be required upon hire), and contact information for three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter at the time of application. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

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