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* Cornell. Mellon Postdoc. Zoom. Notified 22/11 (x1)
* Dartmouth. Zoom. Notified 23/11
*Cornell. Mellon Postdoc. Zoom. Notified 22/11 (x2)
*University of Dayton. Zoom. Notified 11/23
*University of Dayton. Zoom. Notified 11/23
*Carleton College. Zoom. Notified 11/21 '''Q:''' Someone posted below that the search was cancelled. Kind of confusing.
*Carleton College. Zoom. Notified 11/21 '''Q:''' Someone posted below that the search was cancelled. Kind of confusing.

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Salaries / Start-up Funds

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  • University of New Orleans - Oct 20 (received generic rejection email stating an offer has been extended). This is quite confusing. On Oct 20th, second-round candidates were interviewing. We received an email notification for a second round of interviews on Oct 13th. So, it's kind of disconcerting to believe that an offer was made the same day we were asked to interview in front of the search committee. Not saying the person who added this is not being truthful, but I do wonder if an offer was actually made?? R1. Hi! I posted this offer because I received a rejection that stated that a candidate had been selected. I deleted the email so I apologize that I can't paste the actual wording and also apologies for adding stress. it seems that they sent the email too soon or during finalists' rounds? R2. I had the same questions when I received the rejection the day after the interview. R3. Time will tell but I kind of suspect they didn't even move to campus visits and extended an offer right away which is really weird. I know COVID has changed many things, but universities at least are trying to do a comparable process online. But you never know the idiosyncrasies of each committee or university. I did sense this was an underfunded, kind of ailing department, so maybe that could be one of the many reasons. Though I may be all wrong. Congrats to the selected candidate anyways if there's one. R4: Any news on this?

Campus Interviews

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  • University of Puget Sound, notified 11/11
  • Kenyon College, notified 11/3

Zoom / Skype / Phone InterviewList NEW information at top. Please post "Have you heard?" questions below, under Word on the Street

  • Dartmouth. Zoom. Notified 23/11
  • Cornell. Mellon Postdoc. Zoom. Notified 22/11 (x2)
  • University of Dayton. Zoom. Notified 11/23
  • Carleton College. Zoom. Notified 11/21 Q: Someone posted below that the search was cancelled. Kind of confusing.
  • College of Charleston. Zoom. Notified 11/22. Q: Which position is this for?
  • CSU Fullerton. Zoom. Notified 11/19
  • Baylor, Zoom, notified 11/22
  • Occidental College, phone call, notified 11/16 (x2)
  • University of Florida at Gainesville, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Spanish for Specific Purposes, Zoom, notified 11/15
  • University of Rochester (11/14) (x2)
  • University of South Carolina. Zoom. Notified 11/12 (x3)
  • Boston University, Lecturer in Spanish. Zoom. Notified 11/12 (x3)
  • University of Florida at Gainesville, Lecturer in Spanish Lang & Culture, Zoom, notified 11/12 (x3)
  • St Olaf, Zoom, notified 11/12 (x2)
  • Lake Forest College, Zoom, notified 11/8 (x2)
  • Saint Joseph University, Zoom, notified 11/5 (x2)
  • University of Puget Sound, Zoom, notified 10/22 (x3)
  • Kenyon College, Zoom, notified 10/21
  • University of New Orleans, Zoom, notified 9/29
  • Southern Utah University, Zoom, notified 9/21 (X2)

MLA Interviews

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Additional Materials Requested

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  • Emory (TT issues of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity Latin America, Africa, Iberia, and/or the United States) Reference Letters; Syllabi; Students Evaluations and Teaching Statement 11/24 (x3)
  • UC Irvine (Comp Lit / History): requested letters of recommendation & book manuscript 11/23
  • The Ohio State University (Iberian Studies): requested letters of recommendation from selected applicants 11/23 (x6)
  • Lake Forest (TT Global Hispanophone), student evaluations and syllabus before Zoom interview (x3)
  • Occidental College (Specialist for Language Education), questionnaire to be filled out by candidates selected for the next phase of the interview process (x2)


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  • University of New Orleans - Nov 22 - generic email ("offer has been extended") (x2)
  • Rutgers University - Nov 19 - generic email (x2)
  • University of Texas at Austin - Nov 14 - generic email (x4)
  • St. Olaf College - Nov 8 - generic email (x2)
  • University of Oregon - Eugene (Career-track lecturer) - October 26 - HR email
  • Georgetown University - Oct 25- generic email (x2)
  • University of New Orleans - Oct 20- generic email (x2)
  • Carnegie Mellon University -Oct 18 - through a generic email
  • Southern Utah University - Sep 21 - through a generic email (x2) (x2 after first interview, "offer has been extended")


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  • Jacksonville University 11/15 (x21)

Word on the street

Free advice (especially for colleagues new to the market)

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  • I wrote a few blog posts about my experience in the market, I hope they are helpful for you. Feel free to send me suggestions for new topics.

General Discussion, Questions, and Inquiries

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  • Q: How long after a Zoom interview should you hear back? R1: There is no hard and fast rule for this. At some institutions the committee exercises relative autonomy from the dean until later steps in the process, whereas at others they will need approval from administrators at each step of the process, which slows down communication with the candidates invited for campus visits. This becomes even more drawn out at the offer and negotiation stage. In my experience I have heard anywhere from three days later to weeks later. Often times the wiki will indicate if they've moved to the next step of the process, which can give you some closure, but also remember not everyone on the market checks/updates the wiki. My best advice is if you haven't heard anything after a month (this would be quite a long time but not unheard of) treat it as a lost cause and if they do get in touch you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • Q: Funny thing... after interviewing with University of Florida at Gainesville for the Lecturer of Spanish Language and Culture position, I see that they have re-posted this exact job (with the exact same job code), but with a new deadline: Dec. 23. I assume that this means that none of the candidates that they interviewed on Zoom, possibly upwards of 5-10, piqued their interest or does anyone else have any thoughts on why something like this would be the case? I appreciate your insights! R1: Really? That happened to me with other position as well. Maybe they want a higher number of candidates? What were your feelings after the interview? Do you feel you were a solid candidate? I do not think it has to do with the interviews personally, sometimes the universities need to repost ads for other reasons (university pressure, or having a specific deadline etc). In any case, I would not worry much. R2: I've seen several people mention this happening, and I'm assuming it's simply because committees are getting fewer applications than normal. Not too long ago there was a whole reddit thread about it ( Many committees have to consider a certain number of applications to be able to show that they have conducted a thorough search, this is especially the case if they are planning to sponsor the visa for a hire. There are a bunch of legal requirements about this that I don't remember, but have had to deal with in previous searches. I wouldn't worry too much about the job being reposted, and I would go look at that reddit thread because, if true, it's good news for job-hunting-academics this year. R3. That thread is referring to STEM fields. Academia is not a great line of work to be in right now, and STEM grads have plenty of opportunities in industry to earn higher salaries with better conditions. I'm not surprised they're leaving. Humanities PhDs are in a different boat altogether. R2: Yes, it was started by someone in STEM, but there are comments from people in the Humanities also. FWIW, at my institution, we are losing lots of Humanities people that are leaving academia because they can earn higher salaries with better conditions. I agree that Humanities PhDs are in a very different boat than STEM, but there are still some small shreds of hope that we can cling to.
  • Q: Anything on Chapman University? R1: I applied and nothing so far (as of 11/23)
  • Q: Did anyone apply to UCI and see that on Nov 16 there was a request for an additional document? I never received any notifications about this and had I not logged in today I would not have seen it... did receive a confirmation email saying that my app was complete when I first sent out the application, though. R1: Thanks for the heads up, my application portal says the same thing. Maybe write to the contact person and ask? It says I have a complete and submitted app, but that I have until Dec 6 to upload this late unknown additional document. R2: I am OP and they responded me. Basically they created this category for every applicants in case the search committee would like to require additional documents. In that case the individual (s) will receive an email directly from the committee. Since they set the deadline on Dec 6, maybe it means we will hear something back by or after that date?
  • Q: Anything on NYU, Indigenous Studies in the Americas after sending additional materials? Thanks R1: I received an acknowledgement receipt .
  • Q: I need some help with this: I have applied to many positions that start in Fall 2022 (TT) and a few that start on January 2022 (non-TT). If I accept an offer for January 2022 (non TT) and then I am offered a TT position for fall 2022, would it be bad to 'ditch' the university that gave me the non TT position in January? or they would understand? Thanks R1 Why would it matter to you anyway? It's not like they would take your feelings into consideration if the university decides against renewing your temporary position. R2: Of course you can do that if you get a TT position for Fall 2022! Just let them know as soon as you sign the contract and they should understand.
  • Q: What is the position of South Carolina that has already 3 phone/zoom interviews scheduled? Thank you. R1 I believe it is the position at the flag school at Columbus for a TT in Contemporary Peninsular Literary and Cultural Studies, a different position from the one announced at Aiken. R2: Are candidates getting calls for interviews from U of South Carolina mostly PhDs in hand, or are there any ABDs among you?
  • Q: Anything on Dartmouth?
  • Q: Anything on Clemson? R1: I applied and nothing so far R2: Is it the one closed two days ago? R3: I heard from a friend that works there that during a conversation with one of the members of the search committee, she was told that they didn't receive as many applicants as they thought they would, but I haven't heard anything official.
  • Q: Did anyone hear from California State Fullerton? R1: I applied and nothing so far
  • Q: Did anyone else noticed that the UT Austin job in Hispanic Linguistics was reposted on HigherEdJob on 11/11? Do we think this is a mistake, or did they not get the applications they wanted in the first round?
  • Q: What does it mean the section 'acknowledgements"? I see there are four people for 'University of Jacksonville'. Thanks R1: Acknowledgement of application receipt. R2: I also got an email from their assistant the day after applying which contained the following language "Our tentative schedule is as follows. We will review materials as they arrive, to create a long shortlist by the week of November 12. At that time, we will request additional documentation, such as...". Thus, I wonder if these four people are short-listers or if they are merely indicating they got the same generic message as I did with the quoted language pasted above? R3: I wonder the same... R4: Same... Also, 16 or 6? R5: Yes, it is the same generic email. The only difference is that they mention "mid-November" instead of a specific date. So, the shortlist isn't ready yet as it seems.
  • Q: Just got my rejection for the University of TX at Austin, I am honestly sad because I have not even made it to the screening interview. I meet all the requirements in the ad, I have a PhD in hand... I did not expect a rejection this soon. I guess I have to get used to this, but shoot it hurt. Any recommendation to deal with rejection? Any idea of what the committee is looking for? R1: Keep in mind that TT positions such as this one may be getting upwards of 100+ (or, for very attractive positions in great locations, 200+) applications, so getting a screen interview would mean that you are in, let's say, the top 5% of all applications received, meaning that you were considered more qualified than 95% of all applicants. Bearing this in mind, you will need to apply anywhere and everywhere to be able to get interview(s), so setting your heart on a specific location or university is very likely only going to result in frustration and disappointment. One other thing to keep in mind is that although you met all of the requirements in the ad, so did the vast majority of your competition. R2: Was this the position at the San Antonio campus, the one which closed November 10th? R3: I don't think so, that was at TU at Austin and they were looking for linguistic specialists. R5: I am the person who asked the question, I mentioned that I am from Spain to indicate that I am a native speaker of the language (I know that it does not mean anything). I appreciate the responses. I wish luck to everyone! R4 to OP: I'm as confused as R2. Is this the Texas A&M San Antonio? Also, what R2 said and, more generally, it's also important to remember that the minimum qualifications are the baseline and then candidates are selected based on whatever ways they might go above from there. The jobs were I was certain I'd get an interview, I certainly didn't and those that I felt were long shots, called me back. You never know. It's best to just apply, forget about it, and then be pleasantly surprised if something pans out. R5: Sorry I am the author and I just edited the question, It was Texas at Austin (not A&M) it was a mistake. I have not heard back from A&M yet.
  • Q: Any news about Carleton? R1: They cancelled the search. R2 to R1: Can you say more? I applied and didn't receive a notification about a cancelled search (which is strange). Thanks.
  • Q: Out of curiosity, how are the interviews being conducted so far? Zoom, skype, or phone call?For those who were in the job market last year: are there still interviews at the MLA? R1: I've been on the market since 2019/20 (as ABD & w/degree in hand) and I have yet to interview in person at all. None of my friends have had in-person interviews either. Prior to the pandemic, it depended on the the location of the MLA and the department's budget to schlepp a committee to a conference, and now I think everyone realized that it's possible to do first-rounds via Zoom/phone. I am curious as to the campus visits posted above and to hear whether those have flyouts or whether they are virtual (I've done only virtual). R2: I know second hand that those campus visits are both in person! Guess nature is healing or whatever.
  • Q: I need serious help now. I applied for a full-time position (non TT) in a community college in TN, I had an interview with them that seemed to go well last week and now the college has reposted the job offer. Is this an indicator that they did not like me? I feel hurt. Thank you. R1: One: it's their loss. Two: since it's a non TT position, there's a 50/50 chance that you still are on their radar, they just might need more instructors and/or more applicants to comply to hiring regulations. Three: don't let this get under your skin, especially if you are new to the market; keep in mind that most success stories here have equal elements of talent, timing, and luck—we are a lot like struggling Hollywood actors, we are just not doing it for the money. R2: I agree with R1 that there might be an HR reason for reposting the position. At the same time, don't feel hurt. While they might be really nice and you really wanted that job, they have information about their needs and probably made them go with someone else/repost. I have struggled with taking rejections personally but at the end of the day, it's about "fit." Kind of like dating, if you'll allow a crass comparison. All the best and yeah, their loss! R4: You guys are AWESOME people. I really appreciate those words. I have a bad time dealing with rejection, so I will take it as something I have to improve, it is OK to be rejected. I really wish the best for everyone :)
  • Q: Can anyone tell me the chances of landing a job as an ABD? It is my first time applying for jobs and I want to know how many applications do you usually need to land a TT offer? Maybe 15 TT applications? 20? Thanks! R1: Apply to all jobs that you see, even if you are only mildly interested. Academia is widely known to be very, very competitive; this website, as an example, shows that only between 10%-30% of PhD holders end up getting a TT position with the rest taking adjunctships or lectureships or merely leaving academia. Additionally, note that due to COVID-19 measures, there is a back-log of PhD graduates from 2020 and 2021 who were victims of the extremely reduced job market over the past two years as a result of cancelled searches and budgetary restrictions. Therefore, given that you are currently ABD, expect fierce competition from back-logged candidates with PhDs in hand, so be open to applying to any position that aligns with your profile. R2: I really appreciate the wise advice that R1 gives... I have heard people telling me the same (it is very competitive) and other people telling me that everyone lands a job sooner or later. So, it is difficult to know what will happen (and very scary tbh). R3: Unless you are getting your degree from an Ivy or a top-20 university, chances are that you will need more than one attempt at the job market before landing an academic job—not necessarily a TT position, which is why you should go alt-ac from the outset and try both markets instead of just the most saturated one. Your professors will probably try to disuade you from leaving the Ivory Tower but make no mistake: they will throw you in the "failed" basket sooner rather than later and you will end up unemployed and without any prospects. R4: For a bit of optimism - I got a VAP position as an ABD who at that point had not finished the last chapter of the diss. It's not impossible! Good luck. R5: FYI, I also wrote R1. I currently have a VAP position as well, and, although I am proud of it and do not want to take anything away from R4, we need to remember that visiting positions such as VAPs and adjunctships are the backbone of academia and serve to bolster the profits that university administrations so desperately crave but do not offer long-term stability professionally or personally (i.e., by continuing down a long line of temporary work, you cannot necessarily buy a house, your friend group and family life will likely suffer, you are in-and-out of a moving truck, etc.) that one would think that having a Ph.D. degree should bring. My hope is to get a full-time permanent position as a lecturer or TT as soon as possible and I wish the same for you, those who read this, because you deserve it after years of sacrifice and dedication! ¡Dedos cruzados! R6: I agree with the strategies mentioned above (apply to everything) and want to throw in that many jobs, especially VAPs, come out in the spring as people's sabbaticals/leaves are approved and departments assess their needs. So if you're not gaining a lot of traction right now, don't be discouraged as the year is longer than just the fall. As to "apply to everything," I did this in 2019-20, so right when jobs were being cancelled, and I learned that a. there are places I hoped they wouldn't call me even though I applied, b. I shouldn't have applied to jobs I didn't really want or in places I really didn't want to live, no matter how desperate. As someone mentioned above, alt-ac offers a lot of possibilities and with MUCH less competition. It's okay to take on a non-ac job for a year or two and keep applying. It's good for one's sanity and it's nice to have a full paycheck plus benefits (esp. given the treatment adjuncts receive in some places). R7: I got a TT position when I was ABD. I sent 50 applications altogether (TT, instructor/lecturer, postdocs). I definitely agree with what others have said that it all depends on fit-I was lucky with my position that it pretty much exactly matched my profile. I also agree what R1 said about applying to ALL jobs you see. That is the advice one of my committee members gave me.
  • Q: Does anyone know why Eckerd College posted recently a job description that was almost identical to the one they posted in October, but with the focus this time on Latin America versus Spain? Could this be two different job postings for two separate job positions or did they change the focus of the original posting? R1: I asked myself the same question about a week ago. To answer this, I went to the Eckerd College job search / HR website and I found two different ads with the first position's due date on or around Nov. 1 and the other's in Jan. or Feb. 2022. As such, it appears that the first position did not morph into another, but rather, these two seem to be, indeed, separate positions. R2: They are two different positions.
  • Q: Any news about Kenyon after Zoom interviews? R1: Nothing here.
  • Q: It's been a few years since I was on the job market, and I'm finding a lot more ads requesting the names and contact info of references instead of letters of recommendation. I'm curious what is motivating this trend (desire to circumvent Interfolio? To actually save candidates and their references some time?), but more than anything: Should my references be expecting to write a formal letter of recommendation for me (after they're contacted by the search committee)? Or just to speak to my qualifications in some other way? Any insights would be greatly appreciated! R1: I believe it stems from MLA Guidelines published a few years ago (Suggestions for Hiring Committees):
  • Q: Any news about the New Mexico State's position?
  • Q: Any news about Saint Joseph's position? (x3)
  • Q: Can someone clarify which position the Georgetown rejections above refer to? The TT Georgetown position hasn't closed yet, right? Thanks. R1: I am curious, too. If the two rejections are indeed referring to the Modern & Contemporary Latin American TT position, I'd like to know when did they submit the application. R2: Check this:
  • Hi! Any former applicants that know what generally committees look for in linguistics: NS vs NNS, young vs old people, male vs female, etc? Also what’s the succeed rate in your experience? Thx! R1: Each dept. will have their own needs, that is, if they already have a lot of NS professors in linguistics and they are looking for a diverse perspective on second language acquisition, hiring a NNS with near-native proficiency might suit their needs best. This could also be true for male vs. female and young vs. old, etc. All in all, the hiring process will first start by considering each candidate's achievements and materials, and then from there the effort to diversify the department could come towards the very end when they are speaking about the outcome of the 9-12 candidates included in the Zoom interviews or the 2-4 candidates invited to the on-campus interviews. However, know that academic achievements definitely outweigh gender, age, or native status... if you are not very good, but have a lot to offer in diversity, they will not hire someone with an empty CV. Thoughts from anyone else? R2: My two humble cents are to second what R1 said above, especially regarding the particular needs of a program or department. Sometimes it's hard to gauge this from the side of the applicant, especially when the ad reads like a wishlist more than an actual person, but hey, I've been told that sometimes committees don't know what they are looking for exactly either. R3: I do not agree with R1. Sometimes committees do not consider academic achievements first, but rather they look for a specific profile in terms of gender, age, native status... and then they select their candidates for the Zoom interview based on that. I know first hand that some committees have not even considered male applicants from the beginning, despite their achievements. If the committee's priority is to hire a diverse candidate, that will be their main criteria and they will choose the best candidate among those that have the desired "personal" profile (by personal I mean non-academic). I am not saying that this is what always happens but it does happen sometimes.
  • Anyone else worried/wondering why there barely seems to be any linguistics jobs? R1: Totally. I am VERY worried about this. Is this even normal? R2: I agree that there seems to be a lot more literature/cultural studies positions this year compared to linguistics, but please know that this is not the only website where jobs are posted... R3: I've noticed that too, and I'm very worried. I've been looking daily at other websites (MLA, Chronicle of Higher Education, etc.), but the Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics jobs that are available/posted are few. R4. I wonder if more TT jobs will be posted from now on...
  • Hello users! I modified a line on the "Rejection" category to reflect the number of rejections for the UNO position (I was rejected too) rather than adding individual lines for the same rejection. This helps with readability as we don't have to scroll infinitely to find new/updated info. Similarly, when adding new info, please list the newest info above any existing line. Thank you and I hope it helps!
  • Does anyone know if there is a place other than this site to monitor the application process of other applicants? It's my first year applying for a faculty position and I am really scared of the whole process. I would love to have other people to talk about this and share our experience. R1: The less you know, the better for your peace of mind. Send your applications, wait 3-4 weeks, and if by the end of them you haven't heard anything, you're most likely right in thinking that they won't contact you and just move on. R2: Thank you for the advice, 3-4 weeks after the application closes or after you send it? R3: After the application period closes. That said, some universities take their sweet time, so don't be surprised if you hear from some schools even later - you never know! I've had multiple interview requests way after the fact - so late, in fact, that I had already accepted a job elsewhere. It happens more than you'd think. R4: I agree with R1. Committees are strange beasts and knowing who applies to what ultimately leads to comparisons which is awful for mental health during the job market cycle. Surround yourself with other people who are currently on the market, but, more to your point, here on the wiki we are competing against each other (to some degree). I can answer a question here and there but I def don't want to talk to you about a strategy for potentially landing a job. Others might disagree with this approach but this is my humble view. And yes, as R3 said, 3-5 weeks after the deadline closes. A committee ideally will wait until all apps are in before reviewing & contacting 1st round interviewees. R5: I understand what you mean R4, however, we all know how toxic academia is. If I got to know some of the applicants and how their processes go, I’m sure I’d feel empathy for them. For sure I’d rather get the job myself, but we are all on the same boat and we can all find our place hopefully. I wish everyone luck (including myself). R6: Not to forget how toxic the wiki gets once some people start getting frustrated about not landing a job. Not to discourage OP from checking out the Wiki, but even this page can be detrimental to your mental health.
  • Beware about the position at Ashland University: their website states that they're not accepting any new students for the B.A. in Spanish-Spanish Ed, which probably means that the position is as temporary as it can possibly be, in spite of being labeled as "Assistant Professor". Also, read this.
  • Does anybody know why Berea C is looking again for the same position posted last year? Is another TT position? I remember receiving an email that the position was filled. R1: It's not the same position. Last year's was a generalist. This year's is Latin American. My guess is that they hired someone and now they are looking for someone with complementary interests. Q: Anyone else notice they're requiring "native Spanish"? Typo? R2: The more "woke" the more conservative they end up being... wouldn't be surprised if they are tokenizing while looking for some whiter flesh.
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Just a heads up for everyone applying for the Cornell job, the Spanish section is super toxic. It's bleeding professors and grad students for a very good reason. There are multiple Title IX's against the DGS (she's on sabbatical this year supposedly).
  • Has anyone heard anything from the Stirling Lecturer position? Mucha suerte a todos!
  • Hi all! There are TWO jobs in Jacksonville: one at Jacksonville University (private) and one at the University of North Florida (public). An editor got confused and tried to merge the two entries on here. Just want to make sure everyone knows that these are two separate opportunities, both open specialization, so be sure to apply to both if interested. I put in the not duplicate language to hopefully prevent a second well-intentioned person from deleting again. R1: Thanks for the info!
  • Has anyone heard anything from Carleton? (x3)


Applicant Current Status / Academic Rank:

  • ABD (will finish this academic year): 9
  • ABD (currently in one-year, VAP, PhD Completion Fellowship, visiting instructor, lecturer or adjunct position): 2
  • Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc, instructor, adjunct): 6
  • Ph.D. in hand (TT): 1
  • Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment):
  • Ph.D. in hand (currently working outside of academia):
  • Adjunct Faculty: 1
  • Assistant Professor: 6
  • Associate Professor: 2
  • Full Professor:
  • Committee member:

Field of Interest:

Literature: 8
Linguistics: 7
Language Program Coordination:
Cultural Studies: 7

How many applications do you plan on sending this year?

Between 1 and 10: 2
Between 10 and 20: 6
Between 20 and 30: 3
Between 30 and 40: 2
Over 40:
Over 60:

Job Postings

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EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

  1. Mount St. Mary's University (Maryland) - Non TT - Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Spanish Language. Deadline: Open until filled.
  2. Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) - TT (Open-rank) Professor of Spanish (Latin America). Deadline: January 15, 2022.
  3. University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist). Deadline: Open until filled (review will begin immediately).
  4. Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist/SLA). Deadline: Open until filled (Review of applications will begin immediately).
  5. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics (SLA of Spanish morphosyntax). Deadline: December 1.
  6. LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Latin American and/or Caribbean Literature and Culture). Deadline: December 1.
  7. University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (Computational and/or Corpus Linguistics). Deadline: None given.
  8. Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) - TT Assistant Professor of Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics). Deadline: December 3.
  9. Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS) - Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (TT). Deadline: Open Until Filled.
  10. University of Houston - Associate Professor Creative Writing in Spanish. Deadline, Nov. 15
  11. Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Latin American Cultures/Literatures.
  12. University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish/ Latin American Studies (TT), open specialization. Full consideration: November 30, 2021.
  13. Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL, USA). not a duplicate with above. do not delete. Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and culture (TT), open specialization. Full consideration: November 12, 2021.
  14. High Point University (North Carolina, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (Non-TT). Latin American Literature and Culture. Deadline: November 10, 2021.
  15. Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma, USA): Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Colonial Latin American literature (Tenure Track). Deadline: November 28, 2021.
  16. University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom). Departmental Lecturer in Spanish (2 posts, non-tenure, Jan-Sep 2022). Specialisation in Early Modern / Golden Age / Colonial. Deadline: October 25th, 2021 NB: The short deadline on this is to ensure that two maternity covers are filled before due dates.
  17. Ashland University (Ashland, OH). Assistant Professor of Spanish (non-tenure)
  18. Boston University (Boston, MA). Associate or Full Professor of Spanish (tenured) with specialization in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and its transatlantic dimensions. Deadline: October 21st.
  19. University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Non-TT Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Spanish. Focus on Spanish for the Professions Courses. Deadline: November 1.
  20. University of Nevada, Las Vegas: TT Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation. Deadline: November 1.
  21. Berea College (Berea, KY): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American Literature and Culture. Deadline: November 4, 2021.
  22. Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Modern Latin American literature and culture. Deadline: December 1, 2021.
  23. Carleton College (Northfield, MN): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American literature and culture. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
  24. Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Contemporary Southern Cone literature. Deadline: September 17, 2021.
  25. University of Rochester (Rochester, NY): TT Assistant Professor of Spanish, Hispanophone Caribbean Literature and Culture. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
  26. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (Dublin, Ireland): TT Assistant Professor in Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Spanish Peninsular Studies.Deadline: July 21, 2021.
  27. Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Deadline: November 1st, 2021.
  28. Baylor University: Modern Languages and Cultures (Waco, TX): Assistant Professor , TT Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.
  29. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH). Assistant Professor of Spanish (lit cult Mexico and Central America). Deadline: Oct 10th.
  30. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies (20th/early 21st century Latin American literature and culture). Deadline: Oct 31st.
  31. Chapman University (Orange, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature. Deadline: November 1st.
  32. The University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (20th and 21st Century Latin American literature and contemporary Spanish Peninsular literature). Deadline: Until post is filled.
  33. University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). Assistant Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Mexico, Central America and/or the U.S. Deadline: October 11th.
  34. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics (Sociolinguistics) Deadline: November 11th
  35. University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA). Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and of History (specialization in Mexico and/or Central America). Deadline: November 1.
  36. California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Peninsular Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies (Modern Peninsular Lit) Deadline: November 8.
  37. John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York City, NY). Assistant Professor of Spanish—Specialist in Translation and Interpreting Deadline: December 1st
  38. San José State University (San José, CA). Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation & Interpretation. Deadline: October 30th
  39. University of St Andrews (Scotland). Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Latin American Studies. Deadline: December 21st.

Off-the-beaten-path Job Postings

This section is for academic job postings that don't fit the traditional language-focused faculty jobs that we're used to but that are still relevant for many of us who use this wiki.

Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL). Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month instructor to teach Spanish courses starting Fall 2022. Teaching load will consist of Spanish courses in a variety of delivery modalities and course length.  Courses are offered on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL and Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, IL, Taylorville, IL and Litchfield, IL. Deadline: January 9, 2022.

Adrian College (Adrian, MI). Spanish Adjunct Faculty needed for 101 and 102 Spanish courses, Spring 2022 and following academic year. Must be available for on campus face to face instruction. Ideal if you are in the southeastern Michigan area or the northeastern Ohio area. Deadline: Until filled.

Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA). Associate director of online language learning. Deadline: Sept 20th.


EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

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