Assistant Professor, Spanish

The Department of Humanities at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin fall 2024. Applicants require a Ph.D. in Spanish (or related field) with a specialization in Latin American literature.  However, ABD candidates will be considered if the degree is expected in hand by the time of appointment.  We are especially interested in candidates with a strong potential for success as a teaching scholar, as evidenced by a record (or potential for) teaching excellence and research productivity.  The department seeks candidates with a record of (or potential for) teaching a variety of courses in Latin American Literature (e.g., Intro to Latin Am. Literature, Latin Am. Civilization, Mexican Narrative, etc.) and experience (or potential for) teaching heritage learners.  Candidates are expected to be committed to working with colleagues, students, and community members of various backgrounds.  The successful candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of heterogenous linguistic backgrounds and multicultural issues.  We are interested in candidates who can support courses in Translation/Applied Spanish and who can expand our current course offerings.  The department has an increasing focus on research and seeks applicants interested in involving students in research.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The Spanish program offers a major and minor in Spanish, a translation certificate, and a Spanish teaching certificate.  The main focus of the program is to develop the student’s language proficiency and the literary, cultural, and practical application competencies demanded by our ever-changing world. The workload will consist of a 3/3 teaching load and 1/1 course release per long semester for research or scholarly activity.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. It is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. With palm tree lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and pristine views of the beach and bays, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a first-choice institution.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish (or related field) with a specialization in Latin American Literature.  Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred by the time of appointment.

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English languages.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification, coursework at the post-secondary level, or equivalent professional experience or experience teaching Spanish for the Professions or Translation.

  • Innovative and/or collaborative research agenda with potential to publish.

  • A record of potential for teaching excellence in Latin American literature courses (e.g., Intro to Latin Am. Literature, Latin Am. Civilization, Mexican Narrative, etc.).

  • Relevant pedagogical experience with heterogenous linguistic backgrounds and multicultural issues.

  • Experience and/or potential for community service learning and community outreach.




All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.


A complete application will include:

1. A cover letter addressing the qualifications listed.
2. A curriculum vitae and copies of unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework.
3. A two-to-three-page teaching philosophy statement with attention to teaching undergraduate and first-generation students.

4. A two-to-three-page research statement summarizing the candidate’s recent research activities, as well as research plans for the near future.

5. Contact information (name, title, address, telephone number, and email address).


The deadline for applications is Monday, October 2, 2023. Review of applications will begin September 18, 2023; applicants are encouraged to apply by this date. 


Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Miguel Moreno at 361-825-2205 or


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.


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