Hispanic Linguistics (Open Rank)

Job Title: Hispanic Linguistics

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University announces a search for a candidate to fill a CFS-track (analogous to tenure-track) opening, which may also be filled by a visiting faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates working in the field of Hispanic linguistics. Initial rank will be consistent with qualifications and experience.

Job Classification: Full-Time CFS-Professorial but may be filled with a visiting faculty.

Posting close date: 10/06/2023

Start date of this position: 8/26/2024

Required Degree: PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistics, or its foreign equivalent. The required degree must be completed by the start date.

Experience: Experience teaching Spanish courses, including Hispanic Linguistics, at the university level and performing scholarly research. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English is also required.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Teach six courses per year. These include service courses that are required for a variety of department programs (including majors and minors) as well as more specialized courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The latter include MA-level offerings.
  2. Advise undergraduate and graduate students, including them in mentored research initiatives.
  3. Maintain a robust research agenda which should result in regular publications in respected venues.
  4. Lend service to the college, university, and profession at large, as well as contribute actively to the life of the department.

Information required at the time of application:
Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.

Document(s) required at the time of application:
Please attach your (1) updated Curriculum Vitae your, (2) Cover Letter, (3) Mission Alignment Statement, (4) sample of academic writing, and (5) teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and relevant course evaluation data) to the faculty application.

Mission Alignment Statement:
BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who embrace and advance its unique mission. Include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application (see posting in Yjobs for more information - https://yjobs.byu.edu/).

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (https://aims.byu.edu/).

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability. BYU is an equal-opportunity employer. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

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