Assistant Professor Spanish Linguistics (Tenure Track)

The School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for a full-time (9 month), benefit eligible, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin August 1, 2024.  The department seeks applicants with a PhD in Applied linguistics, Education, or a related interdisciplinary combination of those fields.  The ideal candidate will be able to teach classes in Second Language Acquisition, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics for Educators, Bilingual / Multilingual Research Methodology, and / or Heritage Language Pedagogy as well as advanced Spanish language courses. The teaching load will be 2-2.

The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly achievement or potential as demonstrated by top-tier, innovative, interdisciplinary publications and/or works in progress; a capacity for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as both a specialist and a generalist; and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. Successful candidates must be able to support and mentor future Spanish language teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of our program. As faculty teaching in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multilingual department with specializations in Afro-Romance Studies; Refugee & Migration Studies, world language teaching, and more, and as part of a college dedicated to interdisciplinarity, this hire is also expected to contribute to collaborative and cross-campus initiatives.

Please apply online at: (Job ID 48345). Use the online application and be prepared to upload an application letter (two pages maximum), your current C.V., a one-page teaching statement, and two teaching evaluations and a transcript. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Iván Reyna at:

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.  Successful applicants will be interviewed by Zoom, followed by campus visits.

Applicants may contact Dr. Iván Reyna (, or Dr. Mamadou Badiane, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

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