Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin American Literature)





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Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in contemporary Latin American literature and culture, beginning academic year 2023-2024. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in South America. Candidates should be prepared to teach all levels of Spanish language within our program (undergraduate and graduate), including Spanish translation and/or for the professions. We also seek a candidate with the ability to teach another language offered in the department. The regular teaching assignment is four three-unit courses per semester. In addition to Spanish, the Department currently offers instruction in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Polish.

At CCSU, the faculty in the department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures actively collaborate with the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center and the Africana Center on campus. We also seek applicants who will develop a strong record of commitment to equity and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

CCSU is an inclusive and “student success-centered” institution with an increasingly diverse student body that represents the populations of the communities it serves. We are dedicated to enhancing our innovative practices to increase access, improve retention, engage students in campus life, incorporate high-impact practices, and promote educational achievement and career readiness.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish with specialization in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture (or related field) at the time of application.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.
  • Record of publications and scholarly work.
  • Record of successfully teaching language and literature at college level.
  • Record of serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach another modern language offered in the department.
  • Experience teaching one or more of the following: Spanish for the professions, Spanish-English translation, and Spanish for heritage speakers.
  • Ability to teach contemporary literature and culture of South America.
  • Ability to teach for the International or Global Studies Program.

Cómo solicitar 

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

Letter of interest addressing your qualifications and experience serving academic centers and/or university resource centers.
Current curriculum vitae.
Names of three professional references including their email address and telephone numbers.
Samples of original unedited student evaluations.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

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