Assistant Professor - 930676

East Carolina University            


Assistant Professor
Vacancy #:  930676
Recruitment Range: 
Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University – Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

ECU enrolls around 28,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University with a large health sciences component including the Brody School of Medicine (, the College of Allied Health Sciences (, the College of Health and Human Performance (, and College of Nursing (, and the School of Dental Medicine ( ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000). Greenville is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures ( is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures with seven concentration areas: French, French Education, German, German Education, Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Studies Education, Global Studies and Classical Studies; minors in French, German, and Hispanic Studies; a Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MAHS), and a Hispanic Studies teaching area in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Our MAHS has a strong focus on engaged learning and research. The Department offers Greek, Latin, Russian, and Japanese in support of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary minors in Russian Studies and Linguistics and concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies in Russian Studies. The Department also offers a variety of study abroad programs in Latin America and Europe. Given ECU’s focus on healthcare, particularly for the under-served, the department offers a joint MA Hispanic Studies/MS Marriage and Family Therapy dual degree, is pursuing a dual degree with the Master of Public Health, and is interested in pursuing other such partnerships.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is committed to increasing representation of and support for individuals from groups traditionally under-represented in academia and to creating an environment that encourages the open exchange of ideas, learning, and dialogue across cultural and group boundaries.

Job Duties        

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, with expertise in Spanish linguistics, to begin in August 2023. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching and mentoring students in language and linguistics courses in the major and minor at the undergraduate and M.A. levels, including research methodology courses; engaging in an active research agenda, including seeking external funding; and providing service to the university, community, and profession. The faculty member will engage in advising students in undergraduate and graduate research projects and facilitating community engagement by teaching courses that connect with the community and mentoring research projects engaged with the local and global community.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD in Spanish or a related field is required. However, ABD candidates may be considered. Initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

The successful candidate will have expertise in qualitative research methods focused on language communities.

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Specialty in sociolinguistics is desirable. Interest in or experience with community-engaged teaching and/or research is a preference. Experience with or strong interest in teaching online and/or hybrid courses preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply, complete a candidate profile online at and submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. The cover letter should include specific examples of how the candidate might incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research and/or service.

Candidates should also supply contact information for 3 current references. Letters of recommendation will be obtained through the PeopleAdmin system utilizing the requested 3 references the candidate adds.

Screening will begin on December 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. An official transcript is required upon employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant       

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #930676 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment        

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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