Post Doctoral Instructor Position in Spanish





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Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for a teaching postdoctoral instructor position in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, beginning August 2021. This non-tenure-track position is a full-time, one-year appointment and may be renewable one time for a maximum of two years. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, or Romance Languages with a specialization in Spanish literature and culture from an institutionally accredited university. The successful candidate should have a strong background in the humanities and be prepared to teach Spanish language courses across the curriculum, Spanish literature survey courses (medieval to contemporary), Spanish culture courses, and advanced courses in the candidate’s field of specialization.

Candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching, outstanding scholarly potential, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and have an active research agenda. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.

The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

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Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
Subject: Postdoctoral Instructor - Spanish

Applications will be accepted beginning January 6th, 2021. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and applications will not be accepted beyond that date.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita with names and contact information of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description of research interests and activities, along with an application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement


Questions about this position can be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Grant Henley at

The Department of World Languages and Cultures has 13 full-time faculty. Degree programs include French, German, Language and World Trade, Latin American Studies, Spanish, and World Languages and Literature. All faculty in the department encourage undergraduate research, advise department majors, and contribute to other services in the department, college and university.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.


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