Job Summary

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese seeks to hire a full-time instructor of Spanish with a 4-4 teaching load, teaching beginning to advanced courses in our program. For purposes of annual merit evaluation, instructors are assessed at 85% teaching and 15% service obligations. The successful candidate will receive a 3-year appointment and will undergo a reappointment review in order to be considered for a subsequent 3-year appointment. Expected start for Fall 2021, pending final A&S approval.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Who We Are

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is a vibrant, multicultural, diverse community of scholars, students, and staff deeply engaged in the study of the languages, cultures, societies, literatures and arts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the growing US Latino population. We are committed to providing an excellent education and an intellectually stimulating environment to undergraduate and graduate students alike. Teaching lies at the core of our mission, as does innovative and relevant scholarship in all periods of Latin American and Spanish literature and cultures as well as Hispanic Linguistics. Our faculty is made up of more than sixty individuals ranging in training and experience from Teaching Assistants to senior Full Professors. Each of us is actively engaged in providing the best possible academic experience for our students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The responsibilities of the position are to teach 4/4 load of courses from beginning to advanced level within a coordinated program and to carry out service responsibilities commensurate with the position. With time, there is the possibility of course coordination duties as needed by the department. 

What You Should Know

There is possibility of promotion within time frames and through processes specified by the University.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $52,000-$54,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

What We Require

A PhD in Spanish or Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Spanish and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. The candidate will have at least two years of experience teaching beginning to advanced Spanish language courses at the post-secondary level. This includes teaching experience that was obtained while the candidate was a graduate student.

What We Would Like You To Have

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, have some experience in language course coordination, and have some experience teaching in the areas of Spanish for the Professions and/or Advanced Composition.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest in the position, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Transcripts.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
  5. Evidence of Teaching Success.
  6. Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the second round of review. 

Review of complete applications will begin immediately with full consideration given to applications that are submitted by February 19, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.