Assistant Professor

The Department of Spanish at the University of North Texas, Denton, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. This is a full-time position with benefits.

The Department of Spanish at UNT offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish as well as a minor and a Certificate in Professional Spanish. There are about 85 Spanish majors and over 500 Spanish minors along with about 7 full graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows. The faculty consists of 5 professors and 7 lecturers along with about 10 adjunct faculty members. The department is committed to preparing students to become global citizens through courses in language, culture, literature, linguistics and the professions that empower communicative and cultural competency for the 21st century. Further information regarding the department may be obtained by visiting our website (

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary (
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure. Teaching load will be two courses (6 credit hours) per semester at the BA and MA levels, either existing or new courses based on their area of specialization. The new faculty member must be willing to design and teach new SPST (Spanish Studies courses taught in English) and online classes. Fluency and mastery in Spanish and English as well as teaching experience at the university level are required. Service activities would be reduced until tenure is secured, but participation in some committees and related activities would be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Spanish focused on the interdisciplinary cultural studies of the Hispanic world that can include, but are not limited to: Afro-Hispanic Studies, Digital Humanities, Queer Studies, and Popular and Mass Cultures (e.g. graphic novels, T.V., film, social media, etc.). Fluency and mastery in Spanish and English. Teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of scholarly research publications. 


Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation will be requested after initial interviews

Documents Needed to Apply

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Optional Documents

  1. Sample Publication 1
  2. Sample Publication 2
  3. Sample Publication 3

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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