Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish

Tucson, AZ
Mar 12, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Spanish and Portuguese

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Spanish and Portuguese, PO BOX 210067, TUCSON, AZ 85721-0067 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese seeks a dynamic individual for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish to teach in its Hispanic Linguistics Program. The Department is looking for a person who can teach Spanish syntax at the graduate level. This one-year position is benefits-eligible and begins in August 2021.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is widely recognized as a leading and innovative research and teaching department. Located in the Southwest borderlands but with a global scope, the department is committed to social justice values, to inclusive and transparent governance, and to making meaningful and transformative contributions to the diverse communities we serve.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a variety of academic programs. At the undergraduate level, students may specialize in Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, or Translation and Interpretation. At the graduate level, we offer degrees in Hispanic Linguistics, and literary and cultural studies of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world. The Department houses some of the largest and most recognized programs in the country such as the Spanish Basic Language Program, the Portuguese Program, the Heritage Learner Language Program, and an online Spanish program. It is also a leader in community outreach and study abroad.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaches full-time (3:3), including two graduate-level syntax courses and undergraduate courses in language and linguistics
  • Participates in MA and PhD exams, and thesis committees
  • Mentors graduate students as needed
  • Teaches face-to-face and online dependent upon the rates of COVID-19 and safety precautions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, linguistics or related field with an area of specialization in Spanish syntax in hand at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the college level
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching courses in Spanish syntax
  • Experience teaching courses in Spanish linguistics
  • Experience teaching online courses

Rank :

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:

Visiting (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


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Contact Information for Candidates:

Mary Portillo
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • For your application to be considered complete, please submit the following: CV, cover letter, 1-page teaching philosophy, and sample student evaluations.
  • Once you've submitted your application and are selected for an interview, you will receive an email from the Talent system requesting the contact information for your three references so that they can upload a letter on your behalf. The three professional references that you list will receive an email that will ask them to provide a letter of reference for you. One of the reference letters should address your teaching qualifications and all letters must be uploaded to the Talent system by the referee.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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