Assistant Professor - Spanish (Modern Language) - 2 Tenure Track Positions




The Modern Language Department at Bronx Community College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2017.

Bronx Community College is among the nation's top ten colleges in minority enrollment. Our student body reflects the diversity of the Bronx; we serve approximately 11,000 students from 100 countries. We are a diverse faculty that values pedagogical inquiry and dedication to teaching. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, Bronx Community College was recently designated a National Historic Landmark — the very first community college to enjoy this honor. The campus was cited as a nationally significant example of Beaux-Arts and Modernist architecture in the United States, containing seminal works by Stanford White and Marcel Breuer.

The Modern Language Department currently offers a Liberal Arts Degree with a Spanish concentration. The program offers language courses from the introductory to the advanced levels as well as interdisciplinary thematic advanced courses in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian literature and culture. The Department offers courses in five languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Current initiatives include e-Portfolio integration, learning communities, hybrid courses, Open Educational Resources (OER), and the introduction of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

Scholarly growth and involvement in department and college initiatives are required. Perform teaching and research in area(s) of expertise. Share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative and other functions as may be assigned. The position entails teaching classes in Spanish across a wide range of undergraduate levels, conducting research leading to publication, designing or updating undergraduate courses, providing curriculum material, constructing syllabi, mentoring students, and serving on faculty and student-oriented committees. Other areas of responsibility include grant writing, assessment, faculty development, and academic advisement. The position will offer the opportunity to develop new courses and initiatives.


Earned doctorate in Spanish, Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field, with native or near-native fluency both in Spanish and in English.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Teaching experience with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations at the undergraduate level is preferred. Departmental and institutional service is required, and flexibility for evening or weekend teaching is expected. Grant writing experience is a plus.

The preferred candidate would have evidence of excellence in Spanish language teaching at all levels of undergraduate language instruction, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, interest in technology enhanced instruction and training, experience, and interest in one of the following areas:

  • Heritage Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education, or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach in another language (other than Spanish)
  • Placement exams and heritage students
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) or online/hybrid courses
  • Spanish language teaching at all levels of undergraduate language instruction
  • Commitment and evidence of excellence in teaching in both elementary and heritage courses


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Assistant Professor: $47,340 - $90,149*

*Salary subject to new contract: Fall 2017


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select "Employment", then select "Search Job Postings" and find JOB ID #16376. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

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April 18, 2017


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Bronx Community College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Spanish (Modern Language) - 2 Tenure Track Positions

Job ID: 16376

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




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