Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics (tenure-track)

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks an energetic scholar for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in Spanish, in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a specialization in:

  • Spanish Linguistics and/or Second Language Acquisition, or Applied Linguistics with emphasis in Spanish

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, native or near-native command of Spanish and English, and an ability to teach Spanish language and linguistics at all levels. Candidates should demonstrate successful teaching experience at the university level and show initial scholarly development in the area of Applied Linguistics, with a preference for second language acquisition and language pedagogy. Highly desirable qualifications include: previous K-12 licensure and/or experience with supervision of candidates for teacher’s certification in the field experiences and practicum stages. Engagement with community-based research, issues of social justice, and/or service-learning as part of the course curriculum will be highly valued. Responsibilities include research, teaching, and service. The candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and program building, and to fulfill service responsibilities that both maintain and enhance the profile of the Spanish program, including advising undergraduate majors and minors, as well as graduate students. Finally, we seek an energetic scholar with interest to teach at a Catholic Jesuit University and to engage with the Jesuit mission of educating students to better serve a diverse community.

The teaching load will be 2/2. Courses may include all levels of undergraduate language and linguistics courses, as well as graduate courses in the area of specialty. This position expects significant participation in our newly formed Master’s in Spanish Education program, which will include a two-course graduate-level language pedagogy sequence each year. Experience building inclusive, multidisciplinary learning environments for students is very desirable. Interested applicants who have overcome personal barriers (e.g. low income, first generation college student, minority) are encouraged to apply.

To receive full consideration for this position to begin August 2023, please submit a complete application including your: curriculum vitae, cover letter, a list of names and contact information for 3 references, statement of teaching philosophy, research agenda, a statement of diversity and inclusivity, a sample syllabus for an advanced linguistics or pedagogy course, and a transcript of your graduate record, at by January 17, 2023 , for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Please visit the Department web page at for more information about our faculty, students, resources, research, and course offerings.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures welcomes students and faculty to an experience of inclusion by bringing societies from every corner of the globe into the classroom. Our students emerge from our classes committed to building better societies in which cooperation with others enhances the collective human experience.  The programs in the Department teach students that holistic, global learning happens when it is informed by people of widely-varied backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. To assure such a learning environment, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures includes and accepts faculty and students that represent all human identities, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, and ability.

Academic Discipline: Spanish Applied Linguistics

Supplemental Question: How do you see your instruction within the context of the University mission statement?

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research agenda
  • Statement of diversity and inclusivity
  • A sample syllabus for an advanced linguistics or pedagogy course
  • Transcript of graduate record

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Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action Statement: Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.


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