Assistant Instructional Professor in Spanish

The University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for up to three full-time, one-year renewable, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor positions in Spanish. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 courses in Spanish language per year across three quarters according to the needs of the program in addition to some administrative and/or coordinating duties.

Superior level of proficiency in Spanish as defined by ACTFL is required. An M.A. or equivalent in Hispanic literatures, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, second-language teaching or acquisition or a related field is required by the start date of the position(s). Particular consideration will be given to candidates who specialize in heritage language learning, Spanish in the U.S., bilingualism, and languages in contact, especially within the context of the Americas. A minimum of one year of experience teaching Spanish at the college or post-secondary level and experience in the development of instructional materials is required. Required are ACTFL Superior-level proficiency (or equivalent) in Spanish, and Advanced-level (or equivalent) proficiency in English. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process. Ability to teach advanced-level language, heritage language courses, sociolinguistics and/or Spanish language for the professions is desirable.

These appointments will start on 1 September 2021.

These positions are contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for these positions, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at  Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; two cover letters, written in English and Spanish, that address professional formation, teaching experience, and the candidate’s approach to language pedagogy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide a teaching video and examples of teaching materials.

Application deadline is March 28, 2021. Only completed applications will be considered. For further questions about these positions, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures,

These positions will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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