Assistant professorship or Associate Professor of Spanish

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or a tenured associate professorship in medieval or early modern Peninsular Spanish literature and culture. The candidate will be a collaborative, productive scholar with native, near-native, or heritage fluency in Spanish and English who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of texts. This hire will contribute to the Department’s innovative graduate and undergraduate curricula and mentoring in Spanish. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred. We seek candidates committed to cooperative approaches to program building. We welcome applicants from a variety of different specializations, perspectives, and methodologies, including, but not limited to, those who study: Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Hebrew, Galician, or Portuguese literatures and cultures; diaspora and migration; digital humanities; material and visual culture; race, religion, and ethnicity; theater and performance studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies. 

Application review will begin December 2, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins in the fall semester of 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish, Iberian or Hispanic Studies or related field by the time of the appointment. In addition, applicants for the position of Associate Professor must have a minimum of three years of experience; candidates with six year or more years of teaching experience will be preferred. Scholars from underrepresented communities, including Native American, Indigenous, African American, Latinx, Asian American, queer, neurodiverse, and differently abled scholars, are especially invited to apply.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041910.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter of application describing (1) areas of research and teaching interest; (2) your experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or building community networks (not to exceed three single spaced pages). 
  • Current curriculum vitae including contact information for three external references. The committee will request letters of recommendation from finalists selected for online interviews.
  • A research statement (not to exceed two single-spaced pages)
  • A teaching philosophy (not to exceed one single-spaced page)

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

For additional information about the position, please contact Ricardo Padron at

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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