Assistant Instructional Professor in Spanish and Portuguese

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 a full-time, one-year renewable, benefits-eligible position as Assistant Instructional Professor of Spanish & Portuguese. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses in Spanish and Portuguese 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 and Portuguese as defined by ACTFL is required. An M.A. or equivalent in Hispanic and/or Luso-Brazilian literatures, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, second-language teaching or acquisition or a related field is required by the start date of the position. 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 and/or Portuguese at the college or post-secondary level and experience in the development of instructional materials are required.   Required are ACTFL Superior-level proficiency (or equivalent) in Spanish and Portuguese, 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/Portuguese language for the professions is desirable.

This appointment will start on 1 September 2021.

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at .

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; three cover letters, written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, 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 this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures,

The position 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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