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Adjunct in Spanish, Modern Languages & Cultures

Position Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Seattle University is accepting applications for a part time Adjunct position in Spanish to teach, depending on enrollment, from one to four courses during Winter and Spring quarters in 2019.


Ph.D. in Spanish, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, translation studies or Hispanic Literature. Teaching expertise in Spanish for specific purposes, theory and practice of translation and/or interpreting are highly desirable.  Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment – and evidence of excellence – to undergrad teaching all levels of Spanish language as well as a variety of topics within language courses, linguistics and culture seminars. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and good command of English.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. 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 whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at including a letter of application, CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of excellence in teaching, representative samples of student evaluations and three letters of recommendation. Deadline: October 29th, 2018. Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted on campus shortly after.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122