Iowa World
Language Association

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish

30 Jun 2021 2:42 PM | Judy Walden

Simpson College invites applications for a full-time visiting position in Spanish and Latin American Studies beginning August 2021. We seek a collaborative colleague who is committed to outstanding teaching in a creative, culture-focused program. Teaching load: 24 credit hours (typically 3 courses each semester) at all levels of the Spanish and Latin American Studies curriculum. 

Simpson College’s main campus is in Indianola, Iowa, part of the vibrant Des Moines metropolitan area, the fastest growing large metropolitan area in the Midwest. The Des Moines area’s population exceeds 600,000, and the area’s economic growth has outpaced that of the U.S. as a whole, while the cost of living remains well below the national average.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures or a related field; ABD considered. 
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to teach beginning-advanced Spanish language skills through the exploration of dynamic cultural, social, or political topics.
  • Willingness to contribute to the college’s recruitment efforts, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and general education program.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Spanish in an inclusive way to a wide array of backgrounds and ability levels.
  • Expertise in content-based instruction and curriculum design.
  • Extensive knowledge of Latin America as well as Spanish-language sources on a variety of topics.
  • Experience teaching online language learning, intercultural communication, or heritage speaker programs.
  • Enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduate research and community outreach opportunities.

Submit letter of application, CV, contact information for 3 references, one-page philosophy of teaching statement, and one-page diversity statement at Review of applications will begin on July 14 and continue until the position is filled. 

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