Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor in Spanish, starting Fall Semester 2024. This position has a 3-2 teaching load and will include instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in Spanish language and culture.

Required qualifications: The successful candidate for this position must have a PhD in Spanish or closely related field at time employment begins with strong desire for 18th and 19th century peninsular literature. Candidate should also have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Must be able and willing to teach graduate literature courses in both areas indicated above as well as Literary Theory and all levels of undergraduate Spanish, including Business Spanish, Spanish Culture, Hispanic Civilization, and Literature. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and of potential for successful research and scholarly/professional activities. A deep awareness of effective language pedagogies and innovative course curricula is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the Spanish program and to participate in extracurricular activities. Desired qualifications include teaching experience at the college level in the US, positive teaching evaluations and familiarity with current language pedagogy.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish. For further information about Auburn University and our department, please visit:

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over
500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers. To apply for this position, please visit:

Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), sample teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching effectiveness). Review of applications will begin March 27, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including
dualcareer couples.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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