Spanish Faculty Position - Modern Languages

The Modern Languages program at Fort Hays State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Instructor or Assistant Professor Non-Tenure Track position in Spanish.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach 24 hours per academic year (typically 13 hours in the fall and 11 in the spring) on campus, including elementary and intermediate Spanish courses along with grammar and composition.  Depending on program need, the finalist may be asked to teach courses in the Spanish for Specific Purposes concentration.  Opportunities may also be available for teaching online in the summer. Apointment Date: August 2023. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in Spanish or closely related area from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience teaching basic and intermediate Spanish courses at the college level
  • Knowledge of current methodologies and best practices in language teaching
  • Evidence of undergraduate mentoring and promoting student engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Spanish or closely related area from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of Spanish courses at the college level
  • Expertise in Spanish for specific purposes / Spanish for the professions
  • Proficiency with a variety of language tools and resources
  • Evidence of ongoing scholarly activity and professional development


  • Teaching primarily on-campus courses in Spanish (60%)
  • Departmental and university service (20%)
  • Scholarly activity and professional development (20%)

Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the following:

  • A cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications to teach a combination of the listed courses and engage undergraduate students.
  • A CV listing teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and service experiences.
  • A statement describing the candidate’s experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds and explaining how the candidate’s experiences have reflected and formed their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (300 words max).

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Elizabeth Langley, Search Committee Chair
Phone: 785-628-5380

About the Program:

The Modern Languages program at Fort Hays State University offers language and culture courses in three modalities tailored to student career goals and designed for traditional and non-traditional students. Our courses promote the linguistic and cultural competencies that enable our students to expand beyond their own borders to become local and global ambassadors. Students work with a diverse international faculty dedicated to quality instruction and ongoing scholarly and professional engagement. 

About the College:

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science's mission is to prepare the responsible student for citizenship, personal growth, and the 21st century workplace by striving to provide value-centered liberal arts education anytime and anywhere at an affordable cost.  For more information about the college, please visit

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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