Assistant Professor - Spanish (Education & Language Acquisition)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 25, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10411

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Education and Language Acquisition is seeking to fill a position for an assistant professor in Spanish.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature and Language, Romance Studies, Comparative Literature, or Spanish Linguistics is required.

The candidate should have training in second language pedagogy, a minimum of two years of experience in teaching Spanish at the college level and in an urban setting, and a demonstrated interest in or working knowledge about heritage language. Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience in course or curriculum development, assessment, or student advisement.  Also required are evidence of successful teaching, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and an ability to serve on college/departmental committees and work collegially across campus. Previous teaching experience in applied linguistics or bilingual education is a plus. The successful candidate will also be expected to be actively involved in scholarly and professional development activities such as publications and conference presentations.


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.


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