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 Lecturer in Spanish - Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Portuguese - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 721581522 / Latpro-3682989 
Date posted: May-18-2019
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01002


Lecturer in Spanish

Job no: 499794
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Languages Literat. & Cultures
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position in Spanish to begin September 1, 2019. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Duties include teaching three courses per semester in Spanish language and literature, directing our Catalan language program, advising Spanish majors and Catalan minors, and providing service to the department and the university.


  • Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in Spanish, Catalan, and English.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching are required.

Additional Information

Salary is competitive and commensurate with teaching experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of June 17, 2019 to ensure consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


May 17 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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