Career Opportunities


Visiting Assistant Professor - Spanish

Posting Date

11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title: Visiting Assistant Professor - Spanish
UW System Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Start Date: August 20, 2018

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Humanistic Studies and the Spanish and Latin American Studies program of the University
of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in
Spanish for the 2018-2019 academic year with the possibility of conversion to tenure track. This
interdisciplinary department is open to multiple disciplinary and theoretical approaches. In addition to teaching
all levels of Spanish language courses and a wide range of upper-division courses, the ideal candidate will
help develop new courses in both the traditional and online formats.

Candidates with a focus on Mexican literature and/or culture of the 20th/21st centuries, as well as research in
a secondary field, in one of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: border studies, urban and
immigration studies, or environmental studies.

This position includes the following responsibilities:
• Teach courses at the undergraduate level in Spanish, as well as other courses, depending on the
expertise and interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the Humanistic Studies
• 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.



  • Earned doctorate in Spanish or related field. ABD candidates will be considered. However, an earned doctorate in Spanish or related field is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor will be reinstated.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a one-year, academic year, full-time appointment. Excellence in teaching, research, and
institutional service are required for contract renewals or 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. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan.

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 "13720"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Visiting 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. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions and indicates 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 identify how the candidate's 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:

Chair, Spanish and Humanistic Studies Recruitment and Hiring Committee
Phone: (920) 465-2396

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, January 15, 2018.

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.