Assistant Professor of Spanish

Required Qualifications:       

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, with specialization in 19th, 20th, and/or 21st century Mexican and/or Central American literature and culture. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024
  • Ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate level degree programs in Spanish
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of effective teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population         

Preferred Qualifications:                  

  • Evidence of academic training to conduct interdisciplinary work in at least one of the following areas: critical race studies, migration studies, human rights and social justice, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, intersectional approaches to race, gender and/or ethnicity, environmental humanities, literature and politics, transnational studies, border studies, or similar fields
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of the ability to infuse the undergraduate and graduate curriculum with courses in the candidate’s field of specialization
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research leading to conference participation and peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of, interest in, or experience with shared governance and service to the department, college, university, or community
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (Demographics)

We invite applications from candidates whose teaching finds dynamic ways of translating their field of study to undergraduate and graduate students in the Spanish program. We seek flexible teacher-scholars willing to work across disciplines, innovate and update curricula. The ideal candidate will mentor students and build our program through outreach and excellence in teaching. Our search prioritizes applicants who will contribute to a climate that values diversity in all its forms.


  • Teach and develop courses in Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate levels. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof]
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Collaborate across disciplines to develop and update curricula
  • Engage in research leading to conference participation and peer-reviewed publications
  • Participate in faculty governance
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                          

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: Equity and Diversity Statement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Evidence of effective teaching, if applicable (i.e. student evaluations)  
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the semi-finalist stage)
  • Evidence of research and publication: writing sample related to the candidate’s area of research (in Spanish or English) or a reprint and/or preprint of a published article
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click the Apply icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information and process should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
Attn: Cindy Tovar
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

562-985-4318 or E-Mail:

Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

Dr. Aparna Nayak, Department Chair


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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