Lecturer in Spanish Language

University of California San Diego Department of Literature

United States

Spanish Language Lecturer (2022-23 AY)

Job #JPF03191
  • LITERATURE / Arts and Humanities / UC San Diego

Application Window

Open date: March 28th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Apr 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Literature at UC San Diego invites applications for a language lecturer with experience in teaching Spanish language courses. Applicants will be expected to teach second year content-based courses from our curriculum, may be including our classes for heritage speakers. The full list of courses offered by the department can be found in the online course catalogue: https://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/LIT.html. Applicants will be expected to teach some of these classes per quarter.

The candidate would be working closely with the Spanish Language Coordinator and Spanish section head in creating and updating syllabi for each of the classes, creating exams, quizzes and other methodological instruments of evaluation, and promoting the study of Spanish on campus.

Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale.

Authorization to work in the US must be provided at the start of the appointment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

For this Transition Year only, we will be using AP Recruit to review current/internal appointees and also collect applicants. This process was created to streamline efforts these efforts as the campus transitions to the new process for Unit 18 Lectures.

Please use the specialization tool to identify if you are an internal/current appointee or external applicant.

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:

  • CV
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi

External Applicants are required to submit:

  • CV
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Applicants must have native or near native proficiency in Spanish
  • Outstanding teaching evaluations and experience working with Spanish language TA’s required
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or Linguistics required by time of appointment or an MA with equivalent experience

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with expertise in bilingual education, Spanish for heritage speakers, border literacies, and technology in the classroom are preferred

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Three Sample Syllabi
  • Teaching Evaluations - Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please add contact name(s) and requested information (click on the prompt to contact reference(s), which generates an email to these reference(s)) or request your dossier services to upload reference letter(s) to your online application web page

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03191

Help contact: litadm@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA

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