Assistant Professor of Spanish
The World Language and Culture Studies department at Simpson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies beginning August 2023. The Spanish program offers both a major and minor and is a key participant in the interdisciplinary Latin American Studies minor. Teaching load: 24 credit hours (typically 3 courses each semester) at all levels of the Spanish and Latin American Studies curriculum.
Simpson College is a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Simpson’s main campus is in Indianola, Iowa, part of the vibrant Des Moines metropolitan area, the fastest growing large metropolitan area in the Midwest. The Des Moines area’s population exceeds 600,000, and the area’s economic growth has outpaced that of the U.S. as a whole, while the cost of living remains well below the national average. To learn more about Simpson College please visit www.simpson.edu.
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures or a related field; ABD considered.
- Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
- Ability to teach beginning - advanced Spanish language skills through the exploration of dynamic cultural, social, or political topics.
- Ability to develop and teach courses in the field of Latin American studies.
- Experience teaching Spanish in an inclusive way to a wide array of backgrounds and ability levels.
- Expertise in curriculum design.
- Experience teaching intercultural communication.
- Extensive knowledge of Latin America as well as Spanish-language sources on a variety of topics.
- Experience in developing community partnerships and/or service-learning opportunities.
- Willingness to contribute to the college’s recruitment efforts, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and general education program.
To apply, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) a one-two page teaching statement, 4) a one-two page diversity statement, and 5) three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 28 and continue until the position is filled.
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