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Visiting Lecturer - Spanish

University of Pittsburgh
15260, Pittsburgh (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

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

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for one or more full-time Visiting Lecturer positions to teach three 3-credit courses per term (Fall and Spring). We are seeking a dynamic, innovative educator who excels at teaching Spanish language as well as Hispanic Literatures and Cultural Studies. The position will begin on September 1, 2024 with classes beginning on August 26, 2024. 


Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to teach courses in all levels of Spanish, especially language classes. Course responsibilities include elementary, intermediate, and advanced-level courses in the language sequence. Depending on student enrollment and staffing needs, the successful candidate may also be asked to teach core courses such as Overview of Latin American Literature, Hispanic Civilizations, Spanish for the professions, and upper-level undergraduate literature and culture courses. A PhD in Spanish with a focus in Latin American literatures and cultures in hand at the time of appointment, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish are required. Candidates must also have prior college-level teaching experience and be familiar with current foreign language pedagogical approaches. 


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary students and scholars with an undergraduate major and minors in Spanish Culture, Language, and Literature, and an active events calendar with visiting scholars, conferences, and other research and cultural activities. 


Candidates should submit: a letter of application containing a description of academic background, teaching philosophy, and commitment to inclusive excellence; current curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (a sample syllabus, student evaluations, list of Spanish courses taught or that could be taught at the University of Pittsburgh). 




The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. 


Questions can be directed to Karen Goldman at For more information, see


Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 




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