Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for four Teaching Assistant Professors of Spanish. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a 3-3 course load and participating in departmental service. The course load will include Spanish language courses as well as courses in other areas of the Spanish curriculum such as: Spanish for heritage learners, Spanish translation and interpretation, and/or Spanish for the Professions. Appointment begins July 1, 2024. This is a 3-year appointment with benefits and the possibility of renewal.

Required minimum qualifications are: Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; Ph.D. in Spanish, Romance Studies, or related field at time of employment and a record of teaching excellence at the university level for at least one year (or an MA in Spanish, Romance Studies, or related field plus a record of teaching excellence at the university level for at least three years).  

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, and teaching philosophy/evaluations at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/272316.

At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of at least two professional references. References must be at the level of Teaching Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer or higher from an institution other than UNC-Chapel Hill, and letters must be signed on institutional letterhead. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to roms_search@unc.edu.  

A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn. One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community. University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package, paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.

The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, and in the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas. Teaching-track faculty members are valued members of the department, participating in departmental meetings and decision-making, receiving mentorship and professional development opportunities, and engaging in key leadership roles in the department and across the university. 

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