Assistant Instructional Professor in Basque and Spanish

The Humanities Division at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with Etxepare Institute, is accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Basque and Spanish expected to start on September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The initial appointment is for two years and is renewable up to two additional years upon successful review. The Assistant Instructional Professor will be assigned to the Basque and Spanish language programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses per year (distributed in three quarters), of which 5 will be in Basque language and culture. The position also includes service related to the Basque language program, such as co-curricular activities and outreach. All Instructional Professors are expected to engage in regular professional development.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.


Minimum requirements include an advanced degree (MA or PhD), preferably in a field related to Basque Studies, and academic proficiency (CEFRL C1, ACTFL Advanced High, or equivalent) in Basque, English, and Spanish. Previous teaching experience at the college level and specialized training in second language teaching or acquisition is also highly desirable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at the following link:

Applicants are also required to submit an application to the Etxepare Basque Institute at or in order to be considered. Please review the linked posting for specific requirements and deadlines.

The following documents must be uploaded to UChicago’s Interfolio portal by February 23, 2024 at 11pm Central/Midnight Eastern Time:

  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • a cover letter of interest (written in English),
  • a teaching statement (written in English),
  • a Course Proposal for an elementary level/A2 (CEFRL) Basque course written in Spanish or English. The document will include the objectives, content, structure, and methodology of the course.
  • a 15-20 minute teaching video of a remote or in-person language class (if no recording of the candidate's teaching is available, a mock-class video is also acceptable),
  • contact information for three references.

Optional documents:

  • student teaching evaluations (if available),
  • one syllabus of a course previously taught (if available),

Only applications completed in both portals can be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Callie Manick,, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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