Assistant Professor of Spanish - Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures

University of South Carolina Aiken
South Carolina, United States
Not specified
Jan 11, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Carolina, Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track), beginning August 16, 2019. Required: minimum earned Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures in hand by August 16, 2019. The ability to teach Basic Italian Courses is desired and as well, preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of and experience in teaching Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load of undergraduate courses in Spanish which can include specialized courses in Spanish such as Spanish for Medical Personnel and/or Spanish for Business. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarly potential and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master's degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report's guide "America's Best Colleges." The 2019 distinction marks USC Aiken's 21st consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 14th time in first place. USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs. The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit:

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at: and also send complete dossier including letter of application, current CV, three recent letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts and documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarship to Dr. Timothy Ashton, Chair-Spanish Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ashton at  

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decision for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status.