Assistant Professor of Spanish

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor of Spanish

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking a specialization in Spanish for the Professions, Spanish for Specific Purposes and/or Applied Spanish Language Pedagogy. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

An ideal candidate for this position will bring expertise in Spanish for the Professions/Spanish for Specific Purposes. In particular, we seek an expert in holistic approaches to applied language learning who combines technical and scientific contexts with language acquisition informed by inter- and cross-cultural studies. Expertise or interest in the areas of Global Health and Health Humanities, (Im)migration, Latin American and LatinX/Latino Studies, Sustainability, or Environmental Studies is especially attractive. We seek candidates who bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial scholarly agenda and who have demonstrated experience with innovative curriculum development in applied Spanish language studies. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly desired.

We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole and graduate studies in particular, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required.


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in Spanish or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021; (2) native or near native proficiency in Spanish; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Spanish, from introductory to advanced levels. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.


Application Link

Applications must be submitted through OneUSG Connect.

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  Apply Before Date Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 17, 2021 for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin on March 19, 2021. Virtual semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted last week of March 2021, with finalist interviews planned for the month of April 2021.


About Us

The School of Modern Languages ( emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint bachelor degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with the School of Literature, Media and Communication) and an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. The school is home to approximately 60 full-time and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human and social context of engineering, business, science, and technology. 

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers. 



Atlanta, Georgia


Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paul Alonso at


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