Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

Position Information

Position Information

Department Modern/Classical Languages
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Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Working Title Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F6613z
Recruit Number Faculty - 6854
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

The George Mason University Department of Modern and Classical Languages welcomes applications for a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, beginning Fall 2017. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in Spanish. The successful candidate must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Spanish, including Introduction to Spanish Linguistics and upper-level language courses. Strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching is essential. The course load is 2-2.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with an active interdisciplinary research and publication agenda with expertise in two or more of the following areas: ethnography and qualitative methods, discourse analysis, Spanish-language media, translation studies, and corpus linguistics.

Faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs on campus, such as Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Affairs, the Honors College, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, and Women and Gender Studies. The Spanish program offers a major, a minor and a master’s degree. The department also offers a major, a minor, and a master’s degree in French; a major and a minor in Arabic (starting next year) and Chinese; minors in Classical Studies and five other languages; and courses in six additional languages.

George Mason is the largest public university in Virginia and serves a culturally and linguistically diverse student body. The university is situated in the intellectually vibrant Washington D.C./northern Virginia area with access to unique opportunities for both emerging and established scholars.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6613z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and an academic writing sample (such as a scholarly article or dissertation chapter). In addition, three letters of recommendation must be uploaded with your application; sent via e-mail to; or mailed to: Jen Barnard; George Mason University; MSN 3E5; 4400 University Drive; Fairfax, VA 22030. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 24, 2016
Posting Date 09/26/2016
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Philosophy of Teaching
  3. CV
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3