Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
( Currently still accepting applications through July 30,
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a
full-time, one-year special appointment for a non-tenure track
Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, beginning academic year
Candidates are expected to teach Spanish at different levels
including Latin American Culture and Literature. The regular
teaching assignment is four three-unit courses per semester.
- Ph.D. in Spanish with specialization in Contemporary Latin
- Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.
- Record of publications and scholarly work.
- Record of successfully teaching language and literature at
- Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and
linguistically diverse communities.
- Experience teaching Spanish for the professions and/or
- Ability to teach a language in addition to Spanish.
The largest of Connecticut’s regional
comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000
students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the
largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the
students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central
Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New
Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater
Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally
located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from
Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the
Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within
easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions
of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: Applications will be
accepted through May 31, 2021, unless position is filled prior to
the closing date. ( Currently still accepting applications through
July 30, 2021)
To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and
electronically submit the following documents:
Notice: Interview will be conducted in Spanish. Candidates
selected for interview should be prepared to demonstrate their
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers.
- Unofficial Ph.D. transcript
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range
of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed
and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any
personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number,
date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Dr. Rocío Fuentes, Chairperson of the
WLLC Department at email@example.com
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon