Assistant Teaching Professor in Modern Languages (Spanish)

Drexel University

United States


Job Overview

The Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full time teaching position in Spanish (36 credits). The successful applicant will begin in September 2019. The appointment will be for one year, renewable based on performance, enrollments, and successful annual review. 

The position includes a full benefits package and the possibility of promotion through the ranks of teaching professor (assistant, associate, and full). Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: foreign language and community-based pedagogies; Latinx and Latin American cultural studies, including film, literature, history, and linguistics.



The successful candidate will hold at least a Master's degree in either Spanish applied linguistics or transnational cultural studies (cultural and social movements, film, media, literature, identity...) in the Spanish-speaking world. Innovative use of instructional technology is required (familiarity with COIL, Teletandem, and similar strategies is a plus). Teaching duties include all levels of language. 

The ability to engage through advanced community-based courses with our vibrant Spanish-speaking migrant and heritage population in Philadelphia is a plus. A Ph.D. is preferred, but not required. Native or near-native competency in the language required. 

Candidate must be an experienced and enthusiastic language teacher and educator. Strong written and oral communications skills required. The ability to work with others within the Spanish section and the larger department on curriculum, scheduling, study abroad, and related areas is indispensable.


Essential Functions

The workload is 36 credits of courses over three quarters. Teaching duties include all levels of Spanish undergraduate courses. Basic administrative functions such as course scheduling, curriculum, level coordination, adjunct hiring and mentoring, and textbook adoption are required.


Supplemental Posting Information

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history; and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for shortlisted applicants. 

The screening of applications will begin two weeks after the date of the posting and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all queries to Prof. Luz Matus-Mendoza at Only applications submitted via will be considered. The successful applicants must have completed all requirements for their M.A. by September 1, 2019 and must be legally eligible to work in the United States. 

For more information about Drexel University's Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, please visit us at: 

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation. 

Drexel University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. 

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


Documents that Must be Associated with this Posting

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of References


Position Location

Main campus

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