Assistant Professor of Spanish and French – Modern Languages and Literature



Job description

Omaha, NE

Creighton University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish and French beginning in August 2019. We seek applicants with a PhD in Spanish, French or closely related field, who have experience in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should demonstrate a credible research and publication trajectory. Although specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in community engagement, service learning, languages for special purposes, and a desire to teach at all levels of the curriculum. Course load is 2/3 in Spanish and 1/3 in French.

A Doctorate or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university;
2-4 years prior teaching experience;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:
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Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

How to apply

Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype starting in January.

Candidates should submit the following via the Creighton online application portal at

· An application form (found online at Link – FacApp.pdf)
· Cover letter that includes the candidate’s vision of how they will contribute to the University’s mission
· Curriculum Vitae
· Writing sample
· Complete academic transcript(s) from all institutions of higher education attended
· Teaching dossier which contains a statement of the individual’s teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Chair of Modern Languages, Dr. Jose McClanahan at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.