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Assistant Professor of Spanish

Simpson College
Job Location:
Indianola, Iowa
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Simpson College: Academic Affairs: Division of Humanities: World Language and Culture Studies
Location: Indianola, IA
Open Date: Oct 12, 2022


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


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
Application Instructions

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. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of students, employees, sources of referral for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Simpson College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran or veteran disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic in admission, access to, treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any persons having inquiries concerning Simpson College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX – Section 504 or Americans with Disabilities Act are directed to contact Mary Ellen Bartley-Nancarrow, Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125-1299, (515) 961-1511. Persons may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX – Section 504, or Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The College is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include but are not limited to criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. Simpson’s annual security compliance document is available on the Simpson Security website. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you will be required to, upon being made an offer of employment, produce documents that are specified by the federal government to establish your identity and right to work in the United States. These documents must be produced no later than seventy-two (72) hours after beginning paid employment. Questions? Contact the Human Resources department at


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