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Commencement 2019

Position Details

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ( invites applications for the tenure- track position of Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies with expertise teaching civilization and literature courses. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The position begins in fall 2019.

“Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia’s Premier University of the Liberal Arts and Sciences,” offering both graduate (MBA, MAEd) and undergraduate programs in a traditional on-campus setting and online. VWU offers 35 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and a dozen pre-professional programs.  Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus in Virginia Beach, the University enrolls approximately 1,600 students.

The University seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching, student advising, and research. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of levels of Spanish, from elementary to upper level courses necessary to satisfy the requirements of a Spanish major. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a statement on experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at A review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Diana Risk, Professor of Spanish Studies, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or the presence of non-job-related medical disability or any other legally protected status.