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Tenure-track Position in Spanish

The Berea College Department of Foreign Languages invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Spanish beginning in August 2021.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish and a native or near-native command of Spanish, as well as a native or near-native command of English, with a successful record of teaching undergraduates. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduates at all levels (courses may include the introductory Spanish language sequence, writing, translation and literature courses, Spanish linguistics/History of Spanish language and phonetics, Spanish for heritage speakers, Spanish for professional proficiency [nursing, social work, etc.]; advising Spanish majors and minors; and contributing service to the department and to the college. Willingness to participate in the General Education program is also expected. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to apply. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.