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Modern Language Studies

Assistant Professor: 1920-016
Effective Date:  Fall Semester, 2020 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American Literature and/or Culture
  • ABD candidates will be considered and must provide evidence that they will complete their degree by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of a promising research agenda
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse population
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in US Latinx Literature/Culture
  • Demonstrated experience with High Impact Pedagogy (including service learning)
  • Willingness to work with digital delivery of curriculum
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level


The successful candidate will contribute to and participate in the life, development and growth of the Department of Modern Language Studies through participation in departmental activities; collaboration with university, industry, and community partners; recruitment; and other service. Successful candidates are expected to participate in college and university governance, advise students, participate on committees and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.  The teaching portfolio will include graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from Spanish for Heritage Speakers, introductory Spanish, Spanish composition, and Latin American literature and culture at the upper division and graduate levels, as well as contributions to the curriculum through the development of new courses.


All applications must include:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three professional references.
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. 

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.