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Assistant Instructional Professor in Catalan and Spanish

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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The Humanities Division at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull, is accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Catalan and Spanish expected to start on September 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The initial appointment is for two years, and is renewable up to two additional years upon successful review. The Assistant Instructional Professor will be assigned to the Catalan and Spanish language programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses per year (distributed in three quarters), of which at least 3 will be in Catalan. The position also includes service related to the Catalan and Spanish language programs, such as co-curricular activities and outreach. All Instructional Professors are expected to engage in regular professional development.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.


Minimum requirements include an advanced degree (llicenciatura, grau, MA, or PhD), preferably in a field related to Catalan Studies, and academic proficiency (ACTFL Superior or equivalent) in Catalan, English, and Spanish. Previous teaching experience at the college level and/or specialized training in second language teaching or acquisition is also highly desirable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at the following link:

Applicants are also required to submit an application to the Institut Ramon Llull at in order to be considered.

Required documents include:

  •  a current curriculum vitae,
  • a cover letter of interest (written in English and Catalan),
  • a teaching statement (in English and Spanish),
  • a unit plan for an elementary-level/A2 (CEFRL) Catalan course written (max. 10 pages total, written in Catalan), and a summary of its learning objectives, contents and list of activities (written in Spanish or English),
  • a 15-20 minute teaching video of a remote or in-person language class (if no recording of the candidate's teaching is available, a mock-class ideo is also acceptable),
  • contact information for three references.

Optional documents:

  • student teaching evaluations (if available).

Only completed applications can be considered. Application deadline is May 4, 2022. Please contact with any questions.

EEO Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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