Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 1, 2022.
Illinois Wesleyan is a highly-selective, undergraduate, liberal arts university of approximately 1600 students. Our primary focus is on the students, and the primary responsibilities of the position revolve around teaching six courses (typically 3 per semester), including an advanced-level course on Don Quijote. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with a firm commitment to teaching a full range of Spanish language and culture courses. Applicants should offer evidence of their ability to engage students and have experience with a variety of teaching methods. A commitment to IWU’s institutional values regarding diversity and inclusion is also important. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Preference is given to applicants with Ph.D. in hand in a relevant field by August 2022, but ABD candidates are also welcome to apply.
Illinois Wesleyan University prides itself on sustaining a strong commitment to excellence in teaching as well as providing support and encouragement for faculty scholarship. IWU is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, and the department is committed to supporting a culturally and academically diverse professoriate; we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
For best consideration, submit the following materials via email to Stephanie Porter, administrative assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org), World Languages, Literatures and Cultures by Feb 25th. Review of applications will begin immediately.
- Cover letter that includes research interests and plans;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Unofficial graduate transcript(s);
- Statement on teaching philosophy and practice;
- Three confidential letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching.
Please address and highlight interests, background, or experience relevant to any of the following:
- Teaching at a student-centered undergraduate liberal arts institution;
- Fostering an inclusive classroom and supporting a diverse community within the department and the university as a whole.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, PO Box 2900 Bloomington, IL 61702