Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Austin College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages for the 2023-2024 academic year. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand before August 2023. This is a one-year position.

Field of specialization is open. Research and teaching in Latin American and/or Peninsular cultures and literature is preferred. Candidates must show evidence of native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Must be able to teach the full range of Spanish language, literature and culture courses offered in the program. Commitment to and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching is especially important.  The position requires teaching introductory to upper-level undergraduate language, literature, and culture courses. The teaching load is three courses every fall and spring semester and a January Term course.

The successful candidate will have strong commitments to innovative teaching in a liberal arts environment and to encouraging diversity in their classroom, in their pedagogy, and in their approach to Hispanic language, literature and culture. Each member of the Austin College community is responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and valorizes each other’s contribution to our shared educational mission. The successful candidate will show how their teaching and research agenda relate to the Austin College liberal arts curriculum, including the new general degree requirements (Systems of Power, Privilege, and Inequality; Global Diversity) and the writing curriculum.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

Applications should include the following: a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of diversity and inclusion (which must indicate how candidates would address diversity in their teaching), and three letters of reference. Please combine materials into one PDF document and email to Candidates should request that the three letters of reference be submitted to the same email address, with the candidate's name in the subject line. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 8, 2023. Initial video conference interviews will occur in mid-April 2023 and on-campus interviews in early May 2023.

Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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