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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor of Spanish, College of the Holy Cross

Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments)

The Department of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Spanish to begin in August 2019. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in Golden Age literature and demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching the Early Modern Period to undergraduates. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach all levels of language, as well as culture, textual analysis, and survey courses for the major. Additional advanced training in Transatlantic or Peninsular studies is strongly preferred.

This position carries a 3–2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching, as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required, as well as native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts, a link to a video of yourself teaching a Spanish language course, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate, liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit

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For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2018. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in late October or early November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to Cynthia Stone, Chair of Spanish Department,

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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