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Assistant Professor of Spanish and English

Averett University
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English and Literature

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 40 undergraduate majors with a number of concentrations and minors, along with 12 graduate programs with several concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional learning centers throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

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Position Description

Averett University's Department of Language, Literature, and Culture invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2024.

The ideal candidate will support both the Spanish program, which has a growing Spanish minor, and the English program. The candidate should have primary expertise in Spanish language instruction and Spanish literature, as well as the ability to support the English curriculum, through the teaching of courses such as Introduction to College Writing and Research, Introduction to Literature, literature surveys, or potentially upper-division courses in English, depending upon the candidate’s strengths and interests. Background in creative writing or service learning would be a plus. 


Candidates should have a graduate degree in Spanish, Comparative Literature, or a comparable field. Priority given to those with a completed doctorate in one of the fields above by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

Averett University is a teaching institution in which its faculty members teach a 4-4 load. The successful candidate can expect to teach 2 to 3 Spanish classes per semester, with the rest of the classes in the English curriculum.

Secondary Responsibilities

· Undergraduate Advising

· Engage in research/scholarship

· Participate in curriculum development and assessment

· Serve on university committees when appropriate

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Selection Committee, c/o, Dr. Jennifer A. Hughes

Email address:

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.

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