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Assistant Professor - Spanish (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Apply now Job no: 492926
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education:

Ph.D. in Spanish with experience teaching Spanish language, familiarity with ACTFL standards, and specialization in Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics. Ph.D. in hand preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered for a two year contract with provision that your Ph.D. must be completed by December 2020. Native or near-native fluency required in Spanish and English. This nine-month, full-time, tenure track position will start August 2019.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

Focus on second language literacies or writing and experience with K-12 education programs a plus

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach all levels of Spanish language courses and will contribute actively to the Spanish Secondary and Elementary Education programs. Scholarly and professional activity expected, university and department service also required. Must demonstrate a commitment to a balance among undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and service.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Department/Division: Modern Languages and Literatures.

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date:  All materials must be received by October 19, 2018 for full consideration.  Preliminary Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

How To Apply: Apply online at After completing an application form, the online system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) files:  1) An application cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae.  3) Statement of teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts must be sent electronically via email or interfolio to

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