Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

Penn State Behrend is seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, assistant teaching professor or lecturer (FTM) position in Spanish beginning August 2023.


  • A Master's degree in Spanish or a related field is required by the appointment start date. A PhD in Spanish or a related field is preferred.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.
  • Experience teaching beginning and intermediate level Spanish at the college level is expected.
  • Familiarity with General Education courses and ACTFL proficiency guidelines are desirable.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three Spanish language courses per semester, with the possibility of teaching General Education courses and advanced courses on Latin American literature, culture, and language in future semesters. Evidence of scholarly activity will be expected. The candidate ideally should possess the ability to assist in other arenas of Humanities and Social Sciences (such as but not limited to English Language Learning, Digital Humanities, and other related fields).

Penn State Behrend, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor's degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master's degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health or energy & sustainability.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.

To apply please upload:




  • letter of application summarizing your experience and qualification
  • teaching philosophy
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three references


All documents must be uploaded at the same time as completion of the application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just university.

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