The Modern Language Department at Bronx Community College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall 2019.

Bronx Community College is among the nation’s top ten colleges in minority enrollment. Our student body reflects the diversity of the Bronx; we serve approximately 11,000 students from 100 countries. We are a diverse faculty that values pedagogical inquiry and dedication to teaching. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, Bronx Community College was recently designated a National Historic Landmark – the very first community college to enjoy this honor. The campus was cited as a nationally significant example of Beaux-Arts and Modernist architecture in the United States, containing seminal works by Stanford White and Marcel Breuer.

The Modern Language Department currently offers a Liberal Arts Degree with a Spanish concentration. The program offers language courses from the introductory to the advanced levels, as well as interdisciplinary thematic advanced courses in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian literature and culture. The Department offers courses in five languages: Arabic, French, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Current initiatives include e-Portfolio integration, learning communities, hybrid courses, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and the introduction of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

Scholarly growth and involvement in department and college initiatives are required. Perform teaching and research in area(s) of expertise. Share responsibility for committee and department assignments may be assigned. The position entails teaching classes in Spanish across a wide range of undergraduate levels, conducting research leading to publication, updating undergraduate courses, providing curriculum material, mentoring students, and serving on faculty and student-oriented committees. Departmental and institutional service is required, and flexibility for evening or weekend teaching is expected.

Earned doctorate in Spanish, Second Language Acquisition, Hispanic Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Proven excellence and experience teaching undergraduate-level Spanish at a post-secondary institution are required. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of or potential for high-quality research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in a culturally and linguistically diverse student populations at the undergraduate level as well as an awareness of the latest developments in technology-supported instruction
  • Grant writing experience

Training, experience, and an interest in one of the following areas:

  • Heritage Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Spanish Linguistics, or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach in another language (other than Spanish)
  • Heritage language research and pedagogy


  • $47,340 – $81,855; Salary commensurate with education and experience.
  • CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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