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Instructional Assistant Professor - Spanish Language Program

University of Houston
Houston, TX
The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston invites applications for a position at the level of Instructional Assistant Professor, non-tenure track (promotion eligible), to direct our first- and second-year Spanish Language Program beginning August 2023.

The position requires training and/or experience in Spanish language acquisition, theory, practice, and pedagogy. Experience in heritage language education a plus. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics with a strong emphasis in the areas previously mentioned, will have teaching and administrative experience at the university level, and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. High expertise in technology is preferred. Main duties include course design, implementation, assessment, hiring, supervising, and evaluating TAs and lecturers, as well as coordinating with the Undergraduate Spanish Program, the Language Commons, and other units of the Department. Teaching responsibilities will be one course per semester (at both the graduate and undergraduate levels).

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.  We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

With over 40,000 students on the University of Houston campus and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, UH ( is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University.

For full consideration applicants must submit a letter of application, a statement on second language teaching methodology, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in the selection process to submit letters directly via the online system) by November 30, 2022. Applications should be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Marta Fairclough, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

The University of Houston is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in linguistics


Organization: H0504 Hispanic Studies
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Oct 12, 2022, 9:04:05 AM

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