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Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Employment Type
Part Time

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Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish

Bowdoin College

Posting Number: F00242JP
Department: Romance Languages and Literatures

Position Summary: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin College seeks candidates for a one semester adjunct appointment in Hispanic Studies. The appointment is for the fall 2024 semester and begins August 1, 2024, with classes starting September 3, 2024. The successful candidate will teach two sections of an intermediate Spanish language course. This position is not benefits eligible. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English is required. An advanced degree (MA required, PhD preferred) in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, or related discipline is expected.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of your teaching approach and how it demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) all student evaluations for the most recent Spanish courses taught and/or other evidence of excellence in teaching, and 4) the names and contact information of two people who can provide teaching references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Applications Accepted Until:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: At the time of application, you will be required to include information for three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Reference providers will receive an automatically-generated email from the application system. The email will provide them a link to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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