Assistant Professor - Spanish





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Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Spanish at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of the Spanish language, particularly the advanced levels, as needed, and teach and develop courses in Writing for the Spanish Professions, with possible additional courses in areas of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to pursue high quality scholarly activity and contribute to the life of the department and the college. 

UW-River Falls is devoted to global learning and comprehensive internationalization. We seek candidates who emphasize knowledge and awareness of the cultural environment in which professions are practiced in the Spanish-speaking world, assisting students in developing an advanced level of language proficiency and transcultural competence. 

The normal teaching load is eight courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include teaching the following courses: Spanish Conversation and Composition, Advanced Spanish Communication, Business and Culture in the Hispanic World, Spanish for the trades and Professions, Spanish Translation for the Professions, and Spanish Professional Writing. Duties also involve ongoing professional development, advising of students, service in the department and on college committees, and curriculum development. 



  • Ph.D. in the field of Spanish Linguistics by July 1, 2022
  • Research or teaching specialization in Spanish in the Professions
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level


  • Ability and willingness to engage in Education Abroad programs
  • Interest in advancing and mentoring undergraduate research projects
  • Ability to teach Spanish Education courses
  • K-12 teaching licensure 

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Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.  Applicants are required to provide: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Unofficial Transcript for highest degree conferred
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references) 
  • One-Page Diversity Statement (upload under other document) outlining your commitment to enhancement of diversity, inclusivity, and belonging in your teaching, research, and service 

Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by November 30, 2021.  


Inquiries should be addressed to: 
Joseph Rein
Associate Professor and Search Chair

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