Assistant Professor of Spanish





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Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. 


The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish, effective August 2022. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. 

The faculty member’s primary responsibilities will include teaching all levels of Spanish language and advanced courses for majors and minors, maintaining an active and productive research agenda, and engaging in service at the department and university levels. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. 


The Ph.D. in Spanish or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable. 

We are seeking teacher-scholars whose primary specialization is the literatures and cultures of medieval or early modern Spain. Applicants are required to possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Other desirable teaching interests include Spanish for the professions, digital humanities, or interdisciplinary teaching. 

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To apply, candidates must visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.


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