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Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

The College of Arts and Sciences of Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures starting in Fall 2018. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Spanish from an accredited university by date of appointment; a specialization in Latin American literary and cultural studies with a focus on the Caribbean, Central or South America; college-level teaching experience (face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid); strong commitment to teaching and scholarship, and service. Preferred qualifications include: experience with a diverse student body, including first-generation and heritage learners of Spanish.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures has four tenured/tenure-track faculty and twelve instructors who offer courses in Arabic, Aramaic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. We offer a major and minor in Spanish, and minors in French Studies and Korean. NEIU has partnerships with universities in México, Argentina, Korea, and France for study abroad opportunities for our majors and minors. Currently, about 65 students pursue a Spanish major, another 40 the minor, and there are 25 students in the M.A. program in Latin American Literatures and Cultures. 


Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references including email and telephone number as a single PDF file to Jeanette Hernández at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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