The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Berry College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in August 2024. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching lower and intermediate-level language courses in the college setting. They will teach a total of seven courses over the 2024-25 academic year and have the possibility of teaching an upper-level literature, linguistics, or culture course based on the candidate's field of expertise.

The department is committed to providing students with the opportunity of becoming proficient in the languages, literatures and cultures of the languages it offers, and to gain cross- and intercultural competency and global awareness. It seeks to graduate majors and minors with advanced communicative skills in speaking, reading, and writing, cultural knowledge of foreign countries, and a sophisticated understanding of the problems and promises that a globalized world presents. Spanish is among the most popular minor programs at the college, and has a longstanding community engagement program with the Spanish-speaking community in our area. The department also boasts of graduates who have won numerous prestigious fellowships, such as Fulbright.

We seek candidates who demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts environment, and a commitment to mentoring and guiding students. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship are aligned with and will advance Berry's culture of diversity and belonging. There are multiple opportunities in and out of the classroom for our faculty to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with our students while fostering their development as student assistants through the college's LifeWorks program, and guiding them in undergraduate research projects and Honors theses. Faculty at Berry have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, including summer research/writing grants and generous support for conference travel as well as for teaching workshops and seminars.


PhD is preferred, ABD will be considered.



Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.


Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed. You can reach out to us at, or (706) 233-4062.


Applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter of application describing the candidate's interest in this position, commitment to the Berry mission and to inclusive teaching and learning
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals
  • A statement of research plans
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • The names and contact information of three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Julia Barnes at

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