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Spanish Instructor/Lecturer - Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University of Illinois Spanish and Portuguese
Urbana, Illinois (US)
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and NTFC contract guidelines.
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time Spanish Instructor/Lecturer position for academic year 2024-2025. Renewal is contingent on strong performance reviews and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the 100- and 200-level, and other undergraduate Spanish courses based on departmental need. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Responsibilities include teaching classes, grading student assignments, developing instructional materials, and holding office hours.

Target starting date: August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and NTFC contract guidelines. 

For a position at the rank of Instructor, a Master's degree in Spanish is required with the completion date not later than July 1, 2024. For a position at the rank of Lecturer, a Ph.D. in Spanish is required with the completion date not later than July 1, 2024. Candidates must have professional-level proficiency in Spanish and English as well as significant prior classroom teaching experience teaching Spanish at the college level.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:

·       Evidence of excellence in teaching.

·       Demonstrated evidence of continuing professional development.

·       Experience with proficiency-based instruction or similar communicative approaches.

·       Familiarity with blended/hybrid/flipped technology-enhanced curricula.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and submit your application materials: letter of application, CV, a one-page teaching philosophy statement, an original lesson plan for beginning or intermediate Spanish, and the names/contact information for three professional references. In your letter of application, please include how you will support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in your classroom.  Referees of short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 19, 2024. For further information about this specific position, please contact search chair, Kara Yarrington at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1023919
Job Category: Faculty
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