Assistant Instructional Professor in Spanish

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Assistant Instructional Professor in Spanish

Humanities Collegiate Division, The College
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, IL

Nov 17, 2023 – Dec 19, 2023


The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for up to two full-time, two-year renewable, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor positions in Spanish. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 courses in Spanish language per year across three quarters according to the needs of the program in addition to some administrative and/or coordinating duties.

A M.A. or equivalent in Hispanic linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, second-language teaching or acquisition, literature, or a related field is required by the start date of the position(s). Particular consideration will be given to candidates whose research and/or work experience includes one or more of the following fields:

·       -  Spanish for Heritage Speakers

·       -  South American, Central American, Mexican, and/or Caribbean Cultures

·       -  Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and/or Indigenous Cultures

A minimum of one year of experience teaching Spanish at the college or post-secondary level and experience in the development of instructional materials is required. ACTFL Superior-level proficiency (or equivalent) in Spanish and Advanced-level (or equivalent) proficiency in English are required. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process.

This appointment will start on September 1, 2024. To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter in both Spanish and English that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy; a teaching portfolio which includes three to four examples of teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, assessments, etc.); any syllabi developed by the applicant (if available); and course evaluations (if available); and a document containing the names and contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited.  Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide a 20- to 30-minute teaching video.

Application deadline is December 19, 2023. Only complete applications will be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Callie Manick, [email protected]. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at .

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

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