Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California, invites applications to fill a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish to teach in its Language and Culture Program for one year (September 2023 to May 2024). Responsibilities include teaching of five undergraduate courses in Spanish Language and Culture, including intermediate-level courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to engage students in small classroom settings.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts with a mission to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. The university promotes integrated education and aims to cultivate close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. Students have a choice of concentrations—Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Life Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate cross-disciplinary perspectives into their courses, and we invite our candidates to consider how they might do so. While at SUA, each student is required to take at least one mathematics course, meant to expose students to the true nature of mathematical inquiry.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • Native or near-native competence in oral/written Spanish.
  • Experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the college level.
  • Ability to develop and teach a variety of intermediate-level topical courses in Spanish Language and Culture.


Preferred qualifications:

Candidates should have:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing varied approaches to language learning
  • Experience teaching Spanish undergraduate courses at all levels.


Benefits / Salary:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture salary range is $68,000 - $78,000. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.


Deadline for Applications: April 30th, 2023 or until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with regard to students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing a liberal arts major, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation, which must specifically address teaching, submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. Applications will not be considered unless all required documents have been received. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.


Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment


Please apply by submitting your application through Interfolio using this link:




Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

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