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Assistant Professor, Modern Languages & Cultures

Position Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish to begin in September 2023. We are a diverse group of faculty who come from all corners of the world and are committed to educating the whole person. Our mission is to equip our students with a wide range of skills for understanding and recognizing social justice issues   in their practices both domestically and abroad. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all language levels. In addition to teaching Spanish language, the candidate will teach on a variety of topics, including language pedagogy or culture seminars. We seek candidates who will contribute to carry forward the Department, College and University goals of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

 

 

Responsibilities of this position include teaching, developing a trajectory of productive, quality scholarship, program-building, and engaging in service to the program, school and university.  

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with a primary focus on Spanish for Specific Purposes and/or Translation and Interpretation Studies. Ideal candidates will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and good command of English, demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to periodically travel to lead our annual study abroad program. 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/.  Please include a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, recent student evaluations and contact information for three references. Recommendation letters may be solicited upon submission of application. Deadline for application submission will be September 30th, 2022. First round of selected candidates will be interviewed via Zoom starting on the second week of October. On campus interviews for finalists will be conducted during the second and third weeks of November 2022.

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Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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