Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish


Albion College invites applications for the Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish position. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and belonging. We are looking for a full-time, one-semester leave replacement, to begin January 2024, who can teach students who seek to be proficient in the Spanish language, while acquiring an understanding of the cultures, histories, and literatures of Spanish-speaking countries.

Specialization in any area of Latin American literature, culture and/or linguistics is expected; expertise and experience in U.S. Latino/Latina studies and language pedagogy for heritage speakers is preferred. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching a full range of language, literature, and culture courses. Candidates must have native or near native fluency in Spanish and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching and a willingness and ability to teach all levels of language and culture.

The successful candidate will have a 3-course teaching load and will be expected to participate in co-curricular departmental activities during the semester and help to guide and assist advanced Spanish majors. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Albion College by showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body and, when possible, further diversifying the faculty and/or demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. Our teacher-scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student relationships and faculty scholarly contributions. We seek applicants with a passion for dynamic teaching, committed mentorship of students, and the liberal arts.

Albion College is an anti-racist institution. The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., those who are historically marginalized, first-generation, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQIA , BIPOC).

The job description can be viewed here.


This position is eligible for full benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and campus amenities including free on-site fitness facility, free parking, and access to campus events/performances.

FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Teacher
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Position Duration: 5 months per year (mid-January through mid-May)


Ph.D. or ABD in related field by start of position

● Teaching experience required

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to Interfolio After reviewing applications and contacting references, the search committee will ask for the following materials from finalists: copies of graduate transcripts and a DEI statement (a DEI statement should explain how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research, and/or service).

Please contact Dr. Kalen Oswald ( ), Modern Languages and Cultures Department, for questions about the position or search. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application materials are only accepted for open positions. Each search has its own search committee and application process so if an applicant is interested in more than one open position, application materials should be submitted for each position. Please review the position listing carefully for a description, minimum and preferred qualifications and application process information.

Albion College desires to provide a safe, secure environment and reasonable protection for the campus community and the financial and material assets of the College. Depending on the position, employee background checks may include criminal history checks; social security number tracers; driving record checks; verification of past employment, education, credentials and professional licensures; and reference checks. Background checks as part of the employment process are intended to assess an external or internal candidate’s suitability for a particular position. The hiring manager may extend a conditional offer of employment to their finalist; then background checks are performed before the offer can be finalized.

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