Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Spanish

Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The department of Modern Languages (ML) at Bentley University seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish Language. This position will begin on July 1, 2024.

Bentley is committed to the teacher-scholar model where teaching, scholarship, service, and community engagement are expected and valued. We seek qualified faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents and share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace challenge and change.

In addition to a variety of language electives, the ML Department offers the Language, Culture, and Business (LCB) major, with specialization in the languages taught, including Spanish as well as language minors (Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish), and Spanish for Business. The Department actively engages with students outside the classroom through the Center for Language and International Collaboration (CLIC) . We also work closely with the Office of International Education .

Bentley University, located in suburban Boston, is an AACSB and NECHE accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bentley is ranked at or near the top in several categories by US News & World Report, including Best Regional Universities North and Most Innovative Schools, with Bloomberg ranking Bentley in the top 20 undergraduate business programs. Bentley's high graduation and retention rates and top-ranked Pulsifer Career Center reflects a commitment to student success and inclusiveness. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to be a "Force for Good" through the integration of business with the arts and sciences, and a strong emphasis on ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for faculty, staff, and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they pursue cutting-edge research and bring their expertise and real world understanding into the classroom.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to foreign language teaching, show evidence of scholarly excellence and recently published output, possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish, and hold a Ph.D. We seek a candidate who specializes in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, or closely related field and will focus on applying the latest research to coordinating and enhancing our LCB Spanish major.

Criteria for selection include a) evidence in scholarship, b) proven effective teaching of Spanish at all levels (beginning through advanced), and c) native or near-native linguistic proficiency.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, or a related field by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and a deep commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, including Bentley's signature class, Falcon Discovery Seminar . Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Candidates must be eager to work in a department with a tradition of teamwork, teaching, advising, and service. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English and be willing to teach both Spanish language and cultures courses in English and in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach an additional language in preferred, but not required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application.


  • Cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the position and your interest specifically in Bentley and its Modern Languages department.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Teaching Statement, which should include a description of how the faculty member has demonstrated or intends to create and support an inclusive classroom environment.
  • Contact information for three references (one of whom should be able to speak to the applicant's background in language pedagogy). Names and contact information for references are required upon application.

  • For additional information about this position, please contact the Chair of the Modern Languages Department Christian Rubio (crubio@bentley.edu).

    For best consideration, please apply by October 15.

    Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


    Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

    Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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