Instructor/Assistant Professor (Spanish)

The University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor/Assistant Professor (Spanish)

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Instructor with an MA or an Assistant Professor with a PhD in Spanish, Spanish Applied Linguistics, Language Pedagogy or Second Language Instruction to teach Elementary Spanish language courses. The ideal candidate is fluent in Spanish and English and has worked as a Spanish language instructor (as the instructor of record) either in a high school or at the college level for at least two years. Experience with travel to various Spanish-speaking countries and/or directing study abroad programs is preferred. The position is a terminal appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years. It includes full benefits.

Candidates should be committed to high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative-based learning environment. They should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Candidates should have experience with using technology to foster student learning and be willing to collaborate with colleagues to advance student outcomes. The candidate should have familiarity with contemporary language acquisition theories, national and state standards and intercultural competence. A willingness to direct study abroad programs is highly desirable.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware ( is within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Spanish program offers BA and MA degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, oral communication, film, Spanish for the sciences, and video games and Latin American culture. Students in our program enjoy diverse study abroad opportunities with programs to Spain, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Costa Rica, and other destinations.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 23 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College’s 590 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021. The deadline for candidates to submit their application is April 9, 2021. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, video sample of teaching, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer course evaluations/reports, teaching prizes, etc.), and contact information for two references at For additional information, please contact Hans-Jörg Busch at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.