Visiting Lecturer in Spanish

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites candidates to apply for a one year visiting full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start in the Fall Semester, September 2024. This full-time appointment includes full benefits. Primary responsibilities are to provide high quality teaching and service to the department (75% teaching, 25% service).

The regular teaching load for this position is 4 courses per semester. Responsibilities will consist of teaching courses at the undergraduate level in language, literature and culture as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in service to the department, college and university as needed and will fulfill any outreach activities, actively participating in continuing efforts to recruit students, including majors and minors in the Spanish program and to improve the department's educational mission. Examples of courses that the candidate will teach include: Spanish 1 through 4 and other undergraduate 3000 and 4000 level culture courses, in Spanish, as needed.

Area of specialization is open. The ideal candidate will enhance the student's learning experience by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a student learning-centered environment. Knowledge of second language proficiency assessment and ACTFL standards is a plus.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.  

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Studies  (ABD candidates will be considered)
  • Native or near-native command of Spanish and English
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level required at the time of application
  • Ability to work within an articulated program under the current Spanish coordinators
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received, or the position is filled. 

All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees, and official copies of graduate transcripts.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy (one page)
  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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