Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Spanish

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) at Utah State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Spanish. For this academic-year & teaching-centered staff position, we seek to hire an individual with experience teaching Hispanic-American literature and culture as well as other advanced coursework in Spanish. This position, located on the Logan campus, has a 3/3 teaching load. The anticipated start date is August 2023.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach Advanced undergraduate courses in Hispanic-American literature and culture (Colonial period through the Twenty-First Century) and Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
  • Teach other Spanish-language courses as needed, such as Latinx literature and culture, Introduction to Textual Analysis, and/or Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • Cultivate an active profile as a researcher in Hispanic-American literature and culture, Border Studies literature and culture, and/or Latinx/Chicanx literature and culture
  • Collaborate with the WLC department head and the Spanish Section Coordinator


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Spanish by August 15, 2023
  • Native or Near-Native proficiency in Spanish
  • Evidence of experience teaching advanced undergraduate Hispanic-American literature and culture and/or other advanced-level undergraduate coursework in Spanish
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed PhD in Spanish by date of application
  • Ability to teach contemporary Mexican literature and culture, Mexican Women Writers, Border Studies literature and culture, and/or LatinX/ChicanX literature and culture
  • Experience teaching in the Utah DLI or Bridge Programs

Required Documents

Required documents: Review of applications begins November 18, 2022, and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded to the candidate profile)
  2. Contact information for three professional references (collected as part of the online application)
  3. Cover letter that addresses the position’s responsibilities and minimum qualifications (to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the online application)

Please direct questions to Dr. J.P. Spicer-Escalante, Search Committee Chair, at Do not send application materials to this e-mail address.  Please use the application link above. The committee may request additional materials later in the selection process.

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