Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in August 2020. A specialty of Spanish Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition is required. The preferred candidate must also have experience teaching Medical Spanish. The position carries a 3/3 load for those who maintain an active research agenda.  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced language levels as well as scholarly achievement. The position includes responsibilities managing and expanding Medical Spanish course and program offerings. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English are required. ABD candidates will be considered, but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before start of employment.


As Kansas City’s Jesuit university, Rockhurst University exemplifies all that Jesuit education has to offer, an academic tradition that dates back nearly 500 years. The highest caliber of academia, leadership, and service to others is the foundation in which we build a transformative experience for students. The beautiful 55-acre campus is centrally located in a thriving metropolis with a diverse population of more than 2 million people. Kansas City has been ranked among the top 50 best places to live in the United States.


The successful candidate will join the College of Arts and Sciences mission of engaging learners in building a foundation of values, developing critical and creative approaches to knowledge, and engaging in reflection and discernment that prepares graduates to become globally active, compassionate and just.


Rockhurst University is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invite applications from candidates whose background and experiences are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.


Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The position offers a full benefits package. For best consideration, please apply through our online system by December 15, 2019. Review will continue until filled. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Leslie Anne Merced (see contact information here). Applicants should submit an online application, a cover letter, curriculum vita, a teaching evaluation summary, teaching philosophy statement, and the contact information for three references. Application and required materials should be uploaded in the online application system.  Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system. Questions about submitting applications through our online system can call our Human Resources office at 816-501-4835 for assistance. 


Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

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