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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Prof

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University of Illinois
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616 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Job Description


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hispanic Linguistics, with a focus on Spanish in the United States, starting August 16, 2020. The ideal candidate will show evidence of a well-defined research agenda in cultural and linguistic studies centered on Spanish in the United States. Applicants working in any subfield of linguistics (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, etc.) whose interests focus on Spanish in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will complement and build on existing strengths within the department. The candidate will contribute to the intellectual missions of the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in Spanish, as well as to interdisciplinary concentrations such as Romance Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE). Candidates should show evidence of excellence in teaching and a firm commitment to student mentorship and curricular innovation. The person appointed will be expected to promote innovative interdisciplinary collaboration in research and/or teaching across our campus and beyond.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

A Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics or related field required before the starting date of employment. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Professional level proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Applicants must have a strong research record, or a promising research agenda, and demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

(1) a letter of interest,

(2) a one-page research statement,

(3) a one-page teaching philosophy statement,

(4) a curriculum vitae,

(5) a one-page statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds, individuals with disabilities and other groups that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to diversity.

(6) the contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically by the department after a first review of the files.

(7) two sample publications and/or dissertation chapters; and

(8) evidence of excellence in teaching (statistical summaries for two different courses preferred).

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through . Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. All required materials must be submitted by October 25, 2019. The target starting date of the appointment is August 16, 2020. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information regarding application procedures, please contact For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Anna Maria Escobar,, Chair of the Search Committee.

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor – Department of Spanish and Portuguese (122101)

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Spanish and Portuguese

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