Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Job Description:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Berry College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching lower-level language courses in the college setting. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach three four-credit-hour, lower-level language courses per semester, with the possibility of teaching an upper-level literature, linguistics, or culture course based on the candidate's field of expertise. 

The department is committed to providing students with the opportunity of becoming proficient in the languages, literatures and cultures of the languages it offers, and to gain cross- and intercultural competency and global awareness. It seeks to graduate majors and minors with advanced communicative skills in speaking, reading, and writing, cultural knowledge of foreign countries, and a sophisticated understanding of the problems and promises that a globalized world presents. Spanish is among the most popular minor programs at the college, and has a longstanding community engagement program with the Spanish-speaking community in our area. The department also boasts of graduates who have won numerous prestigious fellowships, such as Fulbright.


PhD preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in mentoring students in a residential college environment and share our commitment to student engagement in the classroom, field, and community. Berry College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and people of color. 

Additional Information:

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698

About Berry College:

Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of application indicating qualifications, a summary of research and teaching interests, and commitment to the Berry College mission; unofficial transcripts; names and contact information for three references; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; and a separate narrative explaining the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. Review of applications will begin May 11 and will continue until the position is filled.

Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Julia Barnes at

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