Assistant Professor of Spanish, tenure-track

Wartburg College
Iowa, United States
Oct 26, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Position Announcement

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement.  We offer more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree.  The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.  Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, and/or linguistic competence in a language other than English.


DATE ANNOUNCED:       October 26, 2018

POSITION TITLE:          Assistant Professor of Spanish, tenure-track

STARTING DATE:           August 2019

DEADLINE:                    Applications submitted by November 26 will receive full consideration; the committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS:         Earned doctorate in Hispanic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, Hispanic Literature, Latinx Studies, or related field by August 2019. Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: Spanish for the professions; Spanish for health professions; Hispanic linguistics; sociolinguistics; Spanish for heritage speakers; U.S. Latinx studies; bilingualism; translation/interpretation; phonetics/pronunciation; community-based service-learning. Near-native verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English. Evidence of teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Willingness to engage with the local and national Latinx community is desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        Teach three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms, including intermediate and advanced language/culture courses. Teach one 4-week May term course. Advise student majors in Spanish; develop new courses in area of specialization; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.

SALARY:                       Competitive

CONTRACT:                  Nine-month contract


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Zak Montgomery, chair of the search committee ( For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about the Spanish program, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.