Assistant Professor of Spanish: U.S. Latinx/Applied Spanish

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
Not specified
Aug 17, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a tenure track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor I beginning in September 2019.  Ph.D. and undergraduate teaching experience and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required. The area of specialization sought is U.S Latinx with experience in community outreach including the creation of internships. Spanish for the Professions desirable. The duties of the Assistant Professor of Spanish will include teaching three lower level language courses and three specialized courses such as:


SPA *** U.S. Latinx Culture in the Workplace

SPA *** U.S. Latinx Film and Media

SPA *** The U.S. Latinx Community: From Local to Global.


The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. Essential pedagogical commitments include: teaching language courses at all levels, program development and innovation, and engaging diverse student populations. Technology-assisted instruction, heritage speaker teaching, and service learning experience are highly desirable.


The successful candidate is expected to maintain excellence in undergraduate student-centered teaching, scholarly activity, and departmental and institutional service.  Responsibilities include: advising of students; participation and leadership in department activities; mentoring of adjunct faculty; promotion of foreign language study and internship and service learning opportunities; program development.


All applicants must apply directly to our website at and attach the following:  letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website.  The completion of a satisfactory background check is required for this position.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2018.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job-related criteria.