Assistant Professor Spanish Linguistics (Tenure Track)

Assistant Professor Spanish Linguistics (Tenure Track)

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures University of Missouri- Columbia


The School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Spanish linguistics or a related field; preferred interdisciplinary branches include: Second Language Acquisition, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, or classroom discourse analysis. This is a full-time, tenure track, benefit eligible position beginning August 1, 2023.

The teaching load will be 2-2 and the successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly achievement or potential as demonstrated by top-tier, innovative, interdisciplinary publications and/or works in progress; a capacity for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as both a specialist and a generalist; and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Applicants must have a PhD in Spanish or in a related field by the time of appointment, as well as native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. Successful candidates must be able to support and mentor future Spanish language teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of our program. As faculty teaching in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multilingual department with specializations in Afro-Romance Studies; Refugee & Migration Studies; world language teaching; and more, and as part of a college dedicated to interdisciplinarity, this hire is also expected to contribute to collaborative and cross-campus initiatives.

Please apply online at: (Job ID 44814). Use the online application and be prepared to upload an application letter (two pages maximum), your current C.V., a one-page teaching statement, and statement of inclusion. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Iván Reyna at:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

Applicants may contact Dr. Iván Reyna (, or Dr. Mamadou Badiane Co-Chairs of the Search Committee with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

The University of Missouri is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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