Assistant Professor of Spanish

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish.


Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department of Literatures and Languages and University—including co-curricular activities. Incumbent is expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels of language, literature, and culture; to contribute to curriculum development; and to show promise for scholarly activity, with a native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish. This position is crucial to any outreach to the growing Latinx population in the SE Wisconsin area and to the University’s plan to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We need to be able to offer sustainable academic programs in Spanish, as well as co-curricular activities in Spanish and Latinx culture, to appeal to this growing demographic. For more information, please see our Emerging HSI website:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material relevant to a course of instruction
  • Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study
  • Facilitates classroom instruction including assessment of student performance
  • Collaborates with department faculty and staff to develop teaching strategies relevant to the discipline
  • Contributes to the development of teaching and learning scholarly work including publications and presentations


Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability in the field to teach a variety of courses;
  • Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus, and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences;
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, and projector.




Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • ABD or PhD degree in Spanish or Hispanic Literatures or an equivalent discipline from an accredited university
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience
  • Interest and ability to teach Spanish language, literature, and civilization
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish




Salary and Benefits


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:


“The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: 


Review of Applications


Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday December 2nd, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


Application Process




All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants:   (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants:    (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)


STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:


  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: “16011”
  • Search
  • Select “Assistant Professor of Spanish"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process



STEP 3: Submit application materials


Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Short statement on teaching philosophy (no more than 2 page)

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.


Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.


In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

Note:  Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204.  Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement.  This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan.  The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students.  UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.  Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience.  The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses.  There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers.  The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at


Contact Information


If you have application questions or need accommodations call or email:


Joe Lambin


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