Assistant Professor of Spanish





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The University of Virginia Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese invites applications for an assistant professor of Spanish to join the academic general faculty. This appointment is expected to begin on August 25, 2021 and the core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. 

This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position. 


We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, a specialization in poetry, and expertise in modern peninsular literature and culture. The ideal candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in Spanish poetry, literature and culture, especially courses in creative writing (poetry), as well as the history and theory of Spanish poetry. Evidence of excellent teaching, scholarly accomplishment, a record of published poetry in Spanish and other languages, and engagement with international poetry events and conferences is preferred. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a relevant field of study such as poetry, and/or Peninsular literature.

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Apply online at search for posting R0022256 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

2. Curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy

3. 3 sample syllabi

4. A representative example of published poetry (approx. 40 pages)

5) A full set of course evaluations from three classes, as evidence of teaching  effectiveness

Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation to Tally Sanford (, with copy to Fernando Operé (

Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at

*** Please note that ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box, and you can combine documents into one PDF. ***

 **Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.**

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