Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Department of Modern Languages at Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Spanish to begin August 2020. The Department seeks a generalist with a Ph.D. in Spanish, Second Language Acquisitions, or related field, prepared to teach all levels of undergraduate Spanish and committed to excellence in teaching.

Modern Languages

We seek a colleague who will contribute an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design and complement our faculty’s expertise by bringing a Latin American focus. Area of specialization is open. Ability to teach introductory Spanish phonetics and linguistics a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of courses in language, culture, and the liberal arts. We are very interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of experience of our campus community.

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or Hispanic Studies at time of appointment is preferred;
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students is essential;
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience preferred
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following to the application portal at

1) a letter of application addressed to Dr. Catherine Nelson, Modern Language Department Search Committee Chair, describing your interest in teaching at NWU and your qualifications for this position; 2) your curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching philosophy statement, description of a typical day in a class you teach, syllabi); 4) a statement of your commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly addressing how this influences your teaching; 5) the names of three professional references; and 6) unofficial transcripts

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via video conference in early January.

 Nebraska Wesleyan University is a thriving, growing, comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with approximately 2,100 students. Its academic programs are rooted in an enduring commitment to excellence; a belief in the power of personal attention; a resounding focus on teaching and learning; and a strong tradition of shared governance. NWU has a long history of producing remarkable results.

Mission: Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.