Assistant Professor in Peninsular Spanish

SUNY Oswego
New York, United States
Not specified
Sep 18, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

State University of New York at Oswego

Assistant Professor in Peninsular Spanish


The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Peninsular Spanish position.

Date Posted: September 10, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Peninsular Spanish will teach various levels of Spanish, contribute to course and curriculum development, and participate in research and scholarly activities. The Assistant Professor will increasingly engage in departmental and college assignments, committee assignments, and other tasks associated with the responsibilities of a full-time faculty appointment, including advisement, monitoring student clubs & activities.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Professor in Peninsular Spanish will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • D. in Spanish or related area by time of appointment
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Commitment to inclusion pedagogy especially the inclusion of underrepresented or marginalized voices

Preferred Qualification:

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness

To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress, publication or writing sample (no more than 25 pages), diversity statement addressing inclusive pedagogy (especially the inclusion of underrepresented or marginalized voices), and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Search Committee Chair: Georgina Whittingham


Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Description of Department: SUNY Oswego has earned a top 50 ranking in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" from U.S. News and World Report and a top-10 regional standing among Best Value Schools. SUNY Oswego has also earned the top Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice awards in 2017.

Oswego's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, one of the largest programs in the SUNY system, actively engages in developing an inclusive and vibrant community while cultivating values that foster personal growth within a creative, diverse, and just community.

Our department offers majors in language and international trade, French, German, Spanish and a minor in Italian. Language courses are also offered in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, American Sign Language and Portuguese.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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