University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Assistant Professor - Spanish

Posting Date: November 4, 2016
Essential Job Functions:

The Department of Humanistic Studies and the Spanish and Latin American Studies program of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Spanish. Candidates with a specialization in Sociolinguistics or Applied Linguistics, demonstrated interest and experience in translation studies, and proficiency in both the English and Spanish languages are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to teaching all levels of Spanish language courses and upper-division courses such as Spanish Phonetics and Advanced Grammar, the ideal candidate will teach translation and interpretation (Spanish/English; English/Spanish) classes and help develop new courses in both the traditional or on-line formats.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in Spanish and as well as other courses depending on the expertise and interests of the successful candidate and the needs of the Humanistic Studies department.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum review and expansion.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional, community, and professional service.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the department.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education.  The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Spanish or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in Spanish or closely related field is a necessary condition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be contracted as Assistant Professors but transferred into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.
Starting Date: August 21, 2017
Conditions of Appointment:

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "12572."
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Spanish."
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All application materials (except the transcripts) must be written in English. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions and indicates candidate interest in working for the UW-Green Bay Spanish and Latin American Studies program and an interdisciplinary program such as Humanistic Studies. This letter should also identify how the candidates expertise could lead to areas of growth for the department.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Three current letters of recommendation - Must be sent from the reference or a portfolio system and may be sent to
  • Evidence of successful research
  • Teaching statement

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Professor Fernandez-Meardi, Spanish Recruitment and Hiring Committee
Phone: (920) 465-2348

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, December 9 , 2016.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.