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Temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Full Time

Temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor of Spanish,

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Delaware

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor of Spanish to teach Spanish language courses in our elementary Spanish language sequence.  The ability to teach intermediate courses in Spanish language or Spanish for Special Purposes is a plus.  We are looking for creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment and who are high-quality teachers dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.


The position is a terminal appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years, with a start date of August 16, 2024. It includes full benefits.


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a PhD (for Assistant Professor) or MA (for Instructor) in Spanish Language, Literature, Linguistics, or Cultural Studies; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; experience with communicative approaches to language instruction; and a minimum of one academic year of teaching experience as the instructor of record (with university level teaching experience preferred).  Familiarity with hybrid and/or flipped language instruction is highly desirable.


The core responsibilities of this position (12 credits per semester or equivalent) involve teaching the introductory Spanish sequence as well as teaching at the intermediate level as necessary.


Candidates should be committed to high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative-based learning environment. They should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Candidates should also have experience with using technology to foster student learning. They should be willing to collaborate with colleagues to advance student outcomes. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary second language acquisition pedagogical methods, national and state standards, and intercultural competence. Service to the department is expected, including student mentoring, recruitment and retention. Expressed interest in directing study abroad programs is welcomed.


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware is within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Spanish program offers BA and MA degrees, and also participates in our department’s unique Three Languages major. Courses range from language and literature to culture and civilization, including conversation and composition, phonetics, translation, film, and theater, as well as Spanish for Business and Healthcare. We offer study abroad opportunities in Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, and other locations around the world. The Department also offers robust programs in French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, Russian, Hebrew, Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, and Game Studies. Students can major in up to Three Languages and prepare to educate the next generation through our World Languages Education K-12 teacher certification program.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2023. Applicants should upload the following materials:  a cover letter that conveys the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching record, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested for Finalist; at least one of these recommenders must be a person with direct knowledge of the candidate’s effectiveness as an instructor. Finalists may also be asked to provide a video of a teaching demonstration and/or a complete set of student evaluations from a recently taught course. For additional information, please contact Dr. Amy Bustin, Chair of the Search Committee, at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at




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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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