Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a one-year (with the possibility to renew for an additional year), full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish beginning in Fall 2023. The position is renewable for a second year pending needs of the department, evidence of excellent teaching and administrative approval. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with a focus on elementary and intermediate general education courses.


Applicants must possess a PhD or ABD in Spanish from an accredited institution. We seek candidates with a strong record and commitment to teaching excellence at the college level. Experience addressing the needs of heritage speakers of Spanish is highly desirable. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.  Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the team and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities.


Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and the deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Supporting application materials can be submitted and must include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) graduate transcript(s); 4) teaching and research statements; 5) recent teaching evaluations and 6) contact information for three references with at least one of which addresses teaching effectiveness.  Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission. 


About Albright College

Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.


At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity.  In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.  Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.


About Reading, Pa.

Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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