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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Spanish

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2024. Faculty are expected to support & facilitate the department/school/college academic and university missions, visions, & long-term goals.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at:

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies promotes the study and teaching of second languages and the study of the literatures and cultures produced by the peoples of those languages. In addition to major programs in French, German, and Spanish, the department offers courses in Japanese, Latin, and Biblical Greek.

The department supports the training of future language teachers and fosters the learning of Spanish in various settings (common education, non-traditional learning, and higher education). Assessment of student progress and academic programs are part of our culture. Academic programs are evaluated and developed after shared work in strategic planning and coordination of multiple section courses. The department also sponsors community events and clubs. There are opportunities for leading study tours and mentoring study abroad by undergraduates.

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

For further information see our website at

Experience Required:
Teaching, research, departmental/school, and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate in Spanish, Spanish Literature, or Spanish Language and Literature in hand by start of appointment so applicants should already have the PhD or be ABD with a defense date by July 2024. The successful candidate is a generalist with interest in areas of literature and cultural studies. All applicants must have experience teaching Spanish at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. Competence in teaching another language is desirable, but not necessarily preferred.

We seek a candidate who is fluent in Spanish, a capable teacher, scholar, and member of the University community. The successful candidate can work with students through several levels of linguistic proficiency, academic acculturation, and professional, academic, or civic ambitions.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Documents:

Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts for all degrees. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to

Preference Date for Applications: January 12, 2024

Contact Information : Please contact Dr. Guillermo Martínez Sotelo at with questions.


 University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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