Assistant Professor of Spanish

Code: 16011 Posted: 10/22/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department of Literatures and Languages and University—including co-curricular activities. Incumbent is expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels of language, literature, and culture; to contribute to curriculum development; and to show promise for scholarly activity, with a native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish. This position is crucial to any outreach to the growing Latinx population in the SE Wisconsin area and to the University’s plan to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We need to be able to offer sustainable academic programs in Spanish, as well as co-curricular activities in Spanish and Latinx culture, to appeal to this growing demographic. For more information, please see our Emerging HSI website:

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material relevant to a course of instruction.
  • Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study.
  • Facilitates classroom instruction including assessment of student performance.
  • Collaborates with department faculty and staff to develop teaching strategies relevant to the discipline.
  • Contributes to the development of teaching and learning scholarly work including publications and presentations.

Essential Knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge and ability in the field to teach a variety of courses.
  • Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus, and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, and projector.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • ABD or PhD degree in Spanish or Hispanic Literatures or an equivalent discipline from an accredited university
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience
  • Interest and ability to teach Spanish language, literature, and civilization
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

“The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Short statement on teaching philosophy (no more than 2 page)

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday December 2nd, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Joe Lambin

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