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Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (3-year)

Colby College
Waterville, ME

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Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (3-year)

Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Nov 20, 2023
We seek a person with the demonstrated ability to teach language courses at all levels, from beginning Spanish to intermediate composition and conversation courses. This position helps to support a dynamic and robust language curriculum that leans on the pedagogical skills and research expertise of our departmental faculty. This position is open to skilled language instructors in all research fields. Candidates with research areas in second-language acquisition, language teaching methods, and technological innovation in language pedagogy such as AI are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires teaching 4 language courses per year, an ongoing program of research, and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the college.


Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and (4) a statement of research interests, both of which demonstrate a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. Three confidential letters of recommendation may be requested at later stages in the interview process. Documents should be submitted via Interfolio at Questions about this search can be directed to Professor Brett White,

Review of materials will begin on February 19, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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