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Assistant Professor of World Languages and Culture - Spanish

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #273
Thursday, January 21, 2021
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, actively committed to inclusivity. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish position beginning in Fall 2021. Teaching load is three courses per semester.  

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Spanish, ideally with a concentration/specialization in Latin American Literature/Culture from an accredited institution.  We seek candidates with a strong record and commitment to teaching excellence at the college level.  The candidate will teach primarily introductory/intermediate language courses as well as literature and culture courses in the Spanish major/minor.  Experience addressing the needs of heritage speakers of Spanish is highly desirable. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.  

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 1, 2021. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a sample of scholarly work, teaching and research statements, recent teaching evaluations; and three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses recent teaching effectiveness. Please upload all files as a single PDF (including letters of reference).  If you are unable to upload your letters of reference within the single PDF document, you may have the letters sent to WLC@albright.edu.  Please be sure that the author of the email includes the applicant's name in the subject line.  Emails containing letters of recommendation without an applicant name in the subject line will not be considered.  Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.  

As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.

About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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  • Job Family Full-Time Faculty
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Professor
  • Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America