Job – Assistant Professor, Spanish and Spanish American Studies, Due: Nov. 15, 2015

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Assistant Professor, Spanish and Spanish American Studies

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men.  Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 380 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.  Since 1852 we’ve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit

Job Description:

The Department of Languages and Literatures [DLL] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Spanish and Spanish American Studies Program [SSAS] to begin Fall 2016.

We seek an engaged scholar with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, advising undergraduate students, and cutting edge research. The successful candidate will teach all levels of Spanish language, including specialized courses, such as Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Translation. In addition, the candidate will teach classes in culture, film and literature. The successful candidate will also direct the Language Club, co-supervise undergraduate research by SSAS Majors, contribute to the Spanish and Spanish American Studies program and particularly to the discipline of Latin American and Latino(a) Literature, play an active role in departmental and College service, and maintain an active research agenda.


Evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated knowledge of current trends in pedagogy, critical theory, and new technologies necessary. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and a commitment to the education of undergraduate students.

Additional Information:

Women and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.   For more information on Mills’ non-discrimination policy, pleased go to:

Application Instructions:

Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • A teaching statement outlining candidate’s approach to teaching
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Writing samples

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to

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