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Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

Faculty Posting Date: April 3, 2018

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/49946

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures seeks enthusiastic, creative and engaging Teaching Assistant Professors, non-tenure track, to teach all levels of the undergraduate Spanish curriculum and Spanish courses for various professional needs. This position includes three (3) continuing appointments, starting mid-August, 2018. The successful candidates will contribute to the advancement of departmental goals, assessment, and extracurricular initiatives. These are full-time appointments with full benefits. After six years of continuous full-time instruction, the faculty members may apply for promotion. Area of specialization open. Ability and willingness to work collegially in a multi-language department are essential. 4-4 teaching load. Duties include developing and teaching face-to-face as well as online classes, recruiting, mentoring and contributing to the growth of the undergraduate Spanish program. Commitment to continued professional growth expected. Travel support available to deliver papers at conferences.



The successful candidates will be expected to participate constructively in a variety of curricular and extracurricular departmental functions, serve on committees and perform other academic and service duties, as assigned. Availability to accompany student groups abroad desirable.


  • Ph.D. in Spanish by May 31, 2018
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English
  • Significant experience in and commitment to teaching Spanish language in a college setting


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application detailing experience, curriculum vitae, 300-word statement on teaching philosophy, undergraduate, and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically to:http://apply.interfolio.com/49946. At least one letter of recommendation must address the candidate's performance as a language instructor. Complete applications must be received by April 27, 2018. To learn more about the Department of Modern Languages, please visit: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/academic-programs/modern-languages-and-literatures.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.