Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Not specified
Nov 12, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics seeks to add to its high caliber, academically diverse faculty with this tenure-track position in Spanish, available August 16, 2019. Open specialty within literary and cultural studies; Latin Americanists as well as Peninsularists (including specialists in Latinx studies) are encouraged to apply, as are those with cross-disciplinary research experience in, for example, language and media studies.


Responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate courses in Spanish (including intermediate and advanced Spanish language classes, culture classes, and upper-level seminars), maintaining scholarly productivity, and performing appropriate professional service.


Minimum qualifications: PhD in Spanish or related field from an accredited institution conferred by date of appointment; at least one year of part-time experience teaching Spanish at the undergraduate level obtained concurrently or at any time; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; active research agenda, such as having articles or projects accepted by or submitted to peer-reviewed outlets.


 Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred qualifications:  PhD in literary or cultural studies related to the Spanish-speaking world; record of multiple semesters of successful teaching of Spanish and culture at the undergraduate level; record of publication in peer-reviewed outlets and presentations at professional conferences in the applicant’s area of specialization; evidence of one or more of the following: use of instructional technology and emerging media materials for pedagogical purposes, participation in interdisciplinary projects, curriculum development, experience teaching online and/or hybrid classes, involvement in appropriate professional organizations, involvement in service projects in academia or the community.


Apply online at:   Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Lisa Kuriscak, curriculum vitae and Doctorate transcripts.  In the application, you will be required to submit the names and contact information for three professional references who will submit confidential reference letters on your behalf. These may be submitted directly by the recommender or via Interfolio. If your letters are being provided by Interfolio, input an Interfolio-generated “document email address” instead of your reference’s email. All required materials including reference letters must be received by the close date (12/17/18) for the application to be complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Please note that this posting requires transcripts (even if obtained at Ball State University), along with the other required documents, at time of application. The transcript must show the degree program in which the applicant is enrolled.


Original, official transcripts showing degree conferred will be required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 17, 2018.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.