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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Culture (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the Assistant Professor level. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load and will begin August 2023.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, or Romance Languages with a specialization in Spanish literature and culture. The successful candidate should have a strong background in the humanities and be prepared to teach Spanish language courses across the curriculum, Spanish literature survey courses (medieval to contemporary), Spanish culture courses, and advanced courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. Expertise in and an ability to teach occasional assignments in French language and literature would be welcome but not required. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching, outstanding scholarly potential, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and have an active research agenda. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures has 13 full-time faculty. Degree programs include French, German, Language and World Trade, Latin American Studies, Spanish, and World Languages and Literature. All faculty in the department encourage undergraduate research, advise department majors, and contribute to other services in the department, college and university.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 430 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 18 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2022 and review of applications will begin on that date. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita with names and contact information of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research interests and activities, an application for faculty position, and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials as a PDF file to:

Subject: Spanish, Assistant Professor

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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