Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Latin American Literature

Seaside, California
Oct 30, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


  • Teach lower and upper division courses
  • Advise Spanish Majors and Minors
  • Strong commitment to developing curriculum supported by best practices in discipline.
  • Participate in School of World Languages and Cultures governance and curriculum development
  • Typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a growing, comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served populations.  The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes.  It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations.  As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural background and a diverse faculty and staff.  CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.


  • Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Latin American and Caribbean Literature or related field by the time of appointment from an accredited doctoral program
  • Native or near-native linguistic ability in both Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Ability to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language courses
  • Experience working collaboratively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Scholarly achievement or promise
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses dealing in Latin American Literature and culture


  • Experience in Latin American and Caribbean studies
  • Experience in Spanish for heritage speakers
  • Experience in Latin American Gender Studies (i.e. Latin American Women’s Literature)


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

JOB POSTING DATE:        October 21, 2016


APPOINTMENT DATE:    August 16, 2017

APPLY:      A completed online application, curriculum vitae and cover letter must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building – first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site.

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.





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