Human Resources

Assistant Professor - Spanish (Tenure Track)


Modern Languages


The Department of Modern Languages at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in Fall 2024. We seek candidates who have an active research agenda in Hispanic literary and cultural studies, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and a commitment to liberal arts education and student research. Specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in health humanities, have a demonstrated interest in community engagement, and can participate in such interdisciplinary programs as Latin American Studies, Health and Society, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, and/or African American and Africana Studies.


The 3/2 course load will include teaching at all levels of Spanish language, literature and culture and in the college’s first-year interdisciplinary seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE). Other responsibilities include support of Ursinus’s Quest: Open Questions Open Minds core curriculum, supervision of student research, advising of Spanish majors and first-year students, and service to the department and the college.

Requirements and Qualifications

Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the fall semester in August 2024.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2024


Applicants should submit a cover letter that describes scholarly accomplishments and proposed agenda, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample and the statement described below.

The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are also requested to submit a statement reflecting on:

  • Teaching experience, practices, and goals
  • Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community

All application materials should be uploaded to The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on October 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classifications protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Chisu Teresa Ko at, chair of the Search Committee.