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 (, 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