Assistant Professor Position in Spanish

The Department of Modern Languages (MODL) in the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023.

Candidates must demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service, as well as for funded research activity. Applicants should be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish Translation and Interpreting; Spanish for the Professions, or Spanish Localization; Spanish language and/or Hispanic culture.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information

The Department of Modern Languages offers a B.A. in Spanish for Global Competence, a B.A. in Spanish Translation & Interpreting, an M.A. in Modern Languages-Spanish, as well as minors and certificates in Spanish, Spanish Translation, Spanish Interpreting, Spanish for the Professions, Spanish for Global Health and Human Services, and Localization and Translation-Spanish. Additional information about the department can be found online at:


Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

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Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.


Thank you,



Employment Services

Office of Human Resources

University of Texas at Arlington

Box 19175

1225 W. Mitchell Street, Ste. 101

Arlington, TX 76019

P: (817) 272-3461

F: (817) 272-5810

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