Teaching Professor Spanish


Cincinnati, OH

ID: 2844-433 • 


Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, yearly-renewable Teaching Professor of Spanish, starting in Fall 2023. The Teaching Professor position is renewable on a yearly basis, with the potential after six years for promotion to Senior Teaching Professor with a rolling two-year renewable contract. Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching in a liberal arts tradition of active learning, knowledgeable of best practices of second language acquisition and pedagogy, familiar with new technologies for teaching languages, and willing to provide service consistent with the mission of Jesuit higher education. Teaching load will consist of four courses per semester, typically in the beginning and intermediate language acquisition sequence.

The successful candidate will hold an M.A. or Ph.D. in Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics, or a closely related field; Ph.D. preferred. All candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, and should demonstrate promise for outstanding teaching and commitment to student recruitment and retention in the areas of language and culture.

Xavier has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates who are equally committed to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences and to creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and university setting. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to DEIB through working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests in their cover letters and teaching philosophies.

Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy on Xavier University's website. Three, confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to cmlsearch@xavier.edu. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023, and continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted via video conference.

Please direct requests for additional information to Dr. Jamie H. Trnka, trnkaj@xavier.edu.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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