Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages, Spanish

The Berea College Department of Foreign Languages invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Spanish beginning in August, 2024. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish, a native or near-native command of Spanish, a native or near-native command of English, and a successful record of teaching undergraduates. Research specialization is open, but preferred qualifications include experience teaching Spanish for heritage speakers and/or Spanish for the professions. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduates at all levels (teaching in the introductory Spanish sequence is required every semester, while other courses may include Spanish, Latin American or transatlantic literature, culture, and history; conversation; writing; translation; Spanish for heritage speakers; and Spanish for professional proficiency); advising Spanish majors and minors; and contributing service to the department and to the college. Willingness to participate in the General Education program is also expected. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy including an explanation of the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to: https://tinyurl.com/yc7pz976. Review of materials will begin November 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College  is nationally recognized as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them with a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $190,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and most are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the South; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings lists Berea as the #3 Best Value Colleges and 148 among 250 ranked colleges (highest-ranked Kentucky college). The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #5 among Liberal arts Colleges, and #1 Best Bang for the Buck in the South. U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #26 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 for Most Innovative Schools, #6 in Top Performers in Social Mobility, and tied for #16 in Best Undergraduate Teaching. Money (2022) ranks Berea #20 Best Overall College and #10 for Best in the South.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.


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