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Salaries / Start-up Funds[edit | edit source]

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Offers[edit | edit source]

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Campus Interviews[edit | edit source]

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  • Hillsdale College ( in-person campus visit) notified 1/25 x2
  • Lycoming College (virtual campus visit) notified 1/20
  • Hamilton College (virtual campus visit) notified 1/19
  • UC Santa Cruz (I contacted the chair and was notified that they already selected their candidates for campus interviews 1/12)
  • UC Davis (virtual campus visit) notified 1/11
  • Swarthmore College (virtual campus visit) notified 1/11
  • University of Nebraska Omaha (TT) (virtual campus visit) notified 12/23 R1. Is this for the TT position? OP. Yes, apologies for not clarifying originally!
  • Saint Anselm College (virtual “on campus”) notified 12/21
  • Texas Tech University (virtual "on campus") x2
  •  University of Central Florida (virtual "on campus") x2
  • Saint Francis University: virtual campus visit 12/7

Zoom / Skype / Phone Interviews[edit | edit source]

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  • Tennessee State University: Zoom interview (1/27)
  • Berea College: Zoom interview (notified 1/25) x2
  • Emory and Henry College: Zoom interview (notified 1/16)
  • Spelman College: Zoom interview (Portuguese) (notified 1/13) R1: Interviews were 1/25 and 1/26.
  • Bennington College: Zoom interview (01/13) x2
  • Binghamton University: Zoom interview (notified 1/12)
  • Saint Michael's College: Zoom interview (notified 01/12)
  • Jacksonville State University: Zoom interview (notified 01/11) Q: Is this the lecturer position or the TT position? R1: TT position x2
  • University of California Davis: Zoom interview (notified 12/28) x2
  • University of Southern California: Zoom interview (Portuguese) (notified 12/22)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: Zoom interview (12/18) (lecturer/coordinator position)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: phone interview (12/18)
  • UNO: Zoom interview 12/15 (Assistant Professor)
  • Kalamazoo College: Zoom interview (notified 12/12) x4
  • Lake Forest College: Zoom interview (notified 12/9)
  • Swarthmore College: Zoom interview (notified 12/11) x2
  • Hamilton College: Zoom interview (notified 12/11) x3
  • Texas Tech University: Zoom interview (notified 12/3)
  • Hillsdale College: Zoom interview (notified 12/7)
  • UC Santa Cruz: Zoom interview (notified 12/2) x2
  • Lycoming College: Zoom interview (notified 12/1) x5
  • SUNY Purchase: Zoom interview (notified 11/25)
  • Santa Clara University: Zoom interview (notified 11/23) x2
  • Saint Anselm College: Zoom interview 12/16
  • University of Houston: Zoom interview 12/2 x2
  • Saint Francis University: Zoom interview 12/2
  • University of Central Florida: Zoom interview mid-late November (Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics) x2
  • Muskingum University: Zoom interview 10/31
  • Univ of Nebraska-Omaha: Zoom interview 11/24 (instructor position, notified 11/21); rejection via email on 12/16/20

MLA Interviews[edit | edit source]

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Additional Materials Requested[edit | edit source]

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  • St Thomas Aquinas College: voluntary applicant data collection form (12/16)x4
  • Lycoming College: teaching porfolio (12/14) x 5
  • Cornell College: teaching video by 11/23
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of recommendation by 11/15 x3

Rejections[edit | edit source]

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  • University of Cambridge (Jan. 25) Rejection by email (Hispanophone postcolonial literature)
  • Washington and Lee (Jan. 22) x 2 ("The posting is now closed, and we will not be filling the position at this time.")
  • Duke University (Jan. 22) Latinx x2
  • Kalamazoo College: Rejection by email Jan. 22nd/Jan. 25th following preliminary interview x3
  • Spelman College (Portuguese): Rejection by email on Jan 12
  • Saint Francis University: Rejection by email on Jan. 8
  • University of Cambridge: Rejection by email on Jan.8. R1: What position was this? R2:Lecturer in Colonial Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Cornell College: Rejection by email on Jan. 4, 2021 x 4
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Afrodiasporic Studies): Rejection by email on Nov. 23, 2020 x2
  • University of Central Florida (after virtual "on campus" interview): Rejection by email on Dec. 3, 2020
  • Lake Forest College (12/17/2020) x2

Acknowledgements[edit | edit source]

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  • Elon University (1/15)
  • U of Connecticut (1/13)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (Visiting Ass. Prof.) (1/16)

Word on the street[edit | edit source]

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  • Q. Does anyone know about the Joint College Lectureship in Spanish at University of Cambridge (U.K.)? This is what the ad originally said "Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide one article/chapter of not more than 15,000 words in the week beginning 18 January 2021 to arrive by 29 January.", so, that being said, maybe someone has heard back from them and needed to submit these additional materials? Thanks.
  • Q. Does anybody know about Florida International University (Miami, FL)? R1: I think we are going to need to wait on this one, big university, big city, TT, Literature/Culture... I'd be surprised if they received less than 300 applications. Also the deadline was only 11 days ago. R2: R1 is right. Estimating elimination half-lives of about a week: 300 to 150 to 75 to 30 to a final 10 for interviews would take about a month. We might hear something around the second week of February. R3: Has anyone being requested recommendation letters yet? R4 to R3: Those will probably be asked only for short-listed candidates.
  • Q. Does anybody know what happened with Purchase? Have they contacted finalists for virtual campus visits? R1: I haven't heard anything on my end, they might take a while (it did take 2+ months for them to send out Zoom interview invites)
  • Q. Any news on Hillsdale College after Zoom Interviews? I wonder if they already contacted finalists for virtual campus visits....R1: Nothing on my end.
  • Q. Any update on the Lecturer position at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities post-Zoom interviews?
  • Q. Any news on NTT at Wake Forest University? R1: Nothing here R2: Nothing on my end nor my friend's end who also applied R3: me neither
  • Q. Any news on TT at West Point? R1: Nope... R2: Me neither.
  • Q. Any news on TT at Louisiana State University? R1: Nothing on my end.
  • Q. Any word on the TT in Luso-Atlantic Literature and Culture at University of Southern California after the Zoom interview? R1: I did not hear anything either. Q. I actually emailed to follow up and was told I wasn’t being considered for a campus visit so they must have already extended those.
  • Q. Any word on the TT at the University of Connecticut? R1: Nothing here. R2: They sent an email claiming that they plan to extend Zoom interview invites toward the end of January. R3: I also saw that email.
  • Q. Any news from UC Santa Cruz post-Zoom interview?
  • Q.Any news on FIU? R1: Isn't the deadline for this position 1/11? It hasn't passed yet, right? Today (1/11) was the deadline so I've updated my response.
  • Q.Any news on Kalamazoo after the preliminary interview? R1: Nope R2: Received rejection email 1/22 after preliminary interview
  • Q.Any news on Muhlenberg? R1: The Spanish lecturer position? I haven't heard anything.
  • Q.Any news on Saint Thomas Aquinas post Applicant Data Collection Form email? R1: Nope
  • Q.Any word on Saint Michael's College? R1: Not on my end.
  • Q. Any update on the VAP at Bennington? R1: Nothing yet on my end. R2: Zoom interviews on 01/13.
  • Q. Any news on Santa Clara after Zoom interviews? R1: Nope R2: Campus visit scheduled (virtual) R3: When did you get notified?
  • Q. Any news on Berea C? R1: Not on my end. R2: Me either.
  • Q. Any news on positions for Portuguese? R1: I haven't heard anything. R2: Spelman hasn't contacted anyone yet.
  • Q. Is the Lake Forest College Zoom interview info above for their Latin American and Latinx Studies tenure-track position? R1: Yes!
  • Q. Have you heard anything about Washington and Lee? R1: I applied but have not heard anything as of 1/9/21. At this point, I'm not holding out any hope for it. R2: Internal candidate... R3: search was cancelled per e-mail from search chair (1/22)
  • Q. Have you heard anything about Hamilton? Zoom interview (notified 12/11)
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the position at Purchase? R1: Post-Zoom interview, no I have not.
  • Q. Any info on Duke—Cluster Hire? R1: Someone posted here about getting a Zoom interview.
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the position at Berea? R1: Nothing here. R2: Nothing yet.
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the position at UC Davis? R1: I applied but I haven't heard from them yet.
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the position at the University of Washington? They had a deadline for Oct. 30. R1: Nope, I haven't heard anything. R2: Me either. R3: I have not heard anything as well. Would there be a way to know? should one email someone from the department R4: zoom interview R5: When did they notify you? R5: Zoom interview, notified via email. R6: I got a rejection email but never had an interview.
  • Q. Any info on Lycoming College? They had an early deadline for Oct. 1, but then I've seen their job ad reposted on other sites once the deadline had passed, but they did not update it. R1: Nothing here. R2: Nothing here either! For a position with application reviews starting so early in the semester, I would have expected some kind of signal by now... R3: I have not heard good things about the department at Lycoming, I would be careful. R4: What have you heard R3? x3 R5: While I have not heard anything good or bad—also waiting for R3's answer—I would say that it does not look too good on them advertising the same position they advertised 2 years ago. R6: I also don't know anything about this dept, but a repeat search isn't necessarily the consequence of a toxic environment. Without further info, I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. For all we know the previous hire left because they wanted to be at an R1 all along, because they disliked the area, because of their spouse/family, etc. I know plenty of great departments at liberal arts colleges that have had cases like that.
  • Q. Any inside scoop on Emory & Henry reopening the Assistant Professor search? In March, a few days after submission, the Interfolio announcement went from "Assistant Professor" to "Adjunct." It makes you wonder if this was a COVID-related faux pas, or if it is just a bogus search. Either way, any thoughts on re-applying? R1: I wasn't tracking this job, but from what you describe it sounds like the TT search was canceled when hiring freezes first hit in March. The only way to know for sure is to e-mail the department chair. R2: The last email I received from the chair in May said that they could not hire any full-time faculty until further notice. Never heard back from them.
  • Q. Does anyone have any info about the ANU Lecturer B position? Thanks! R1: Nothing here, but I heard anecdotally that Australia has paused new work visas for academics so I'm not hopeful. R2: Already got a rejection last week.
  • Q. Does anyone have any idea why the SUNY-Purchase position has a PhD in hand date of August 2020? Applications aren't due until September 11, 2020, which leads me to believe the position probably starts in August 2021, so it seems out of the ordinary to expect all applicants to have degree-in-hand now. I understand of course that many applicants will have a PhD already and that TT jobs tend to prefer those that do. Asking here because there's no contact information in the posting itself. R1: I saw that, too, and I thought it was curious. If you can identify an administrative assistant in the department to contact, I would think it is okay to express your interest in the position, explain that you want to be sure you fit the qualifications and respectfully ask for clarification on that detail. R2: Has anyone tried contacting the department yet? I had a question about if our LoR writers had to submit their letters by Sept 11th, but their contact information is not listed on the ad and I couldn't find the department's e-mail address on their webpage. REMOVED INFORMATION: Someone previously reported reaching out to HR on this question and never hearing back. Any updates from other applicants?
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the VAP of Spanish position at Graceland University? They released a posting on 6/24 and they are looking for a VAP to "run the Hispanic Studies program beginning August 2020." It seems quite strange they are just NOW looking for a person to run the program. R1: I'd guess that the department had to wait to post the position because of COVID and shutdowns. A lot of places did a hard or soft hiring freeze, including on positions that may have already undergone full approval and just had not yet been advertised. Universities now have a clearer idea of their enrollment numbers and their budgets, so that may have led to the department getting the green light to make the job post public. R2: I haven't heard anything, but another possibility (in addition to R1's suggestion) is that the previous director found employment elsewhere (after the hiring freeze) and Graceland is scrambling to fill the vacancy.
  • Q. Have you heard anything about the lecturer positions at UCLA OR UCSB?
  • Q. Have the candidates for the virtual campus tour for the Texas Tech University position been notified? R1: Yes, visits start next week.

Free advice (especially for colleagues new to the market)[edit | edit source]

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  • Any advice on "virtual campus visit" R1: I'm certainly not an expert, but having done one successful virtual "campus visit" at the beginning of the pandemic, I would say take advantage of any break time you get between calls to step away from the computer and give yourself a rest from the screen. You'll essentially be in a long series of Zoom interviews, so all standard Zoom advice also applies. Good luck! R2: Make sure you do a couple of mock meetings with faculty in your department ahead of time. Check your background, lighting, and audio with a friend so that you know everything is good there. Make sure you have printed out information on how to connect to Zoom or Webex via phone in case your internet goes out. Keep notes near you so you have a reminder of topics you want to bring up and relevant information about your experience and background that you want to work in. Also keep blank paper so you can take notes on what the committee members ask you and what they talk about. That can be helpful for future interviews and for your future graduate students, so you can give them detailed information on what to expect during a virtual interview format. For some places and position types, that could become the norm.
  • Does anybody know what Princeton is looking for? They have been advertising a lecturer position for the past 3-4 years. R1: Just an average person here (so no inside information), but what I have seen from their website is that they have about 20+ Ph.D.-holding lecturers, so if one leaves/retires per year, this may be why this type of position keeps getting posted. Just an idea! Any other thoughts? R2: Apparently they have issues with lecturer retentions. No surprise after a lecturer's suicide 10 years ago. It seems it is a kinda toxic workplace.
  • Opportunities beyond tenure-line faculty positions As a follow-up to my response (R1) to the "An Especially Difficult Year" post in the Discussion section, I would highly recommend that job seekers expand their search outside of traditional tenure-line academic positions. Consider short-term positions that would strengthen a CV, like the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program or the AAAS Visiting Scholars Program . If you are in literature, apply for an NEH Fellowship . If you're in linguistics, apply for an NSF Dissertation Improvement Award to help you collect and analyze more data during your final year, and consider an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship application. Take a look at postings from places like Duolingo , Google , Rosetta Stone , and Babbel in case you're considering a private sector position. You can do this. R1: Thank you so much for the information! You are so very kind. :) R2: You're welcome. ¡Suerte con todo! R3: The American Council of Learned Societies has a lot of fellowship competitions with deadlines coming up soon. These seem especially relevant for colleagues in literature and cultural studies who are following this wiki. R4: Thank you for posting this. Does anyone know of resources that help academics craft non-academic job applications (cover letters/resumes)? I've applied to countless alt-ac jobs and have never once received a response. Despite my qualifications, my sense is that my letters come off too academic. Thanks for any input. R5: Check out Karen Kelsky's website The Professor is In. Here is a guest post about non-academic cover letters, one of many relevant posts. Take a look at the "Reframing your skills (and CV) for a job search in industry" talk in this list, too. It was part of a summer virtual colloq run through Ohio State. It's one of the best discussions I've seen on how to translate your cover letter for a private sector job. R4 to R5: Mil gracias, these are excellent resources. Much appreciated. R6: Look at the Foreign Service Institute as a contractor; salary and benefits are very competitive but only 10 days of paid leave per year plus Holidays, and heavy teaching load (5 hrs of teaching per day Mon. through Fri.). They hire only Native speakers.

General Discussion, Questions, and Inquiries[edit | edit source]

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  • Any inside scoop on Berea? It was one of the earliest deadlines, yet the only one (at least from what we've seen here) that hasn't moved a bit.
  • Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Spanish & Portuguese Jobs wiki so far this year. It's been a bright spot of collaboration, support, and info-sharing during the strangest job market in memory. Good wishes to all of you as we enter the new semester! R1: Hear, hear!
  • St Thomas Aquinas College:Voluntary applicant data collection. I did not receive this email. Anyone else? Does it mean that I am no longer being considered? R1: If you told them you needed visa sponsorship, that is probably the case. R2. I had the same case, St. Thomas Aquinas and St Francis. Also Darthmouth. Bad timing for people needing visa sponsorship. R3: Even before covid, institutions are becoming more and more reluctant to sponsor visas. The sad part it how they try to save face by not stating that visa sponsorship is not available for the particular position.
  • Does anybody have any insight on the position at Westminster College in Fulton, MO? There's only one full time faculty who should be tenured by now. This is a tiny college with less than 800 students that it's definitely not growing. I am not sure why they would hire another TT faculty [no sé emoji]. R1: A program that offers a major and only has one prof, I'm guessing it's a high teaching load and plenty of adjuncts to supplement who may not be listed. You're probably looking at a 4-4 or even 5-5 if you have to help with major requirements. No time to publish if you ever want to keep your options open. Good luck. OP: Yes, I guess they do hire a "visiting professor" to teach 1 or 2 classes, but they don't have enough students for another full time TT faculty, so my guess is that the current person will leave.
  • I have seen two postings asking for faculty evaluations as part of the teaching excellence portfolio. What is up with that? Are they supposed to come from other faculty observations of your teaching? Do most institutions have a system to evaluate other faculty? Also, it is worth applying if you don't include those evaluations? So what's up with this? R1: Yes, most institutions have a system to evaluate other faculty. This is done through classroom observation, review of curriculum development, review of teaching materials, review of student mentoring, and review of end of semester evaluations, among other things. If you've never had your teaching observed, ask someone in your department if they would sit in on one of your classes and complete an evaluation for you. They should review as well your teaching portfolio so that they can give a more substantive evaluation beyond a single classroom observation. That deeper understanding of your teaching is important for your letters of recommendation. Search committees in our field expect at least one letter to speak to the applicant's teaching abilities in detail.
  • To all the Christian/Conservative colleagues: Hillsdale College is the place for you! To all the Liberal colleagues: stay away from Hillsdale College. To all of you: just take a look at their mission statement and then do a little search on their stances about diversity you will be delighted/shocked. R1: Just looked more closely, yikes! Thanks for the heads up. R2: I would add St. Francis to the list. I've seen some of their guest speakers and very scary. Some very outspoken anti lgbtqi. I couldn't even find a lgbtq club on their list of student clubs. R3: Hillsdale College is a cult. R4: I am usually not a fan of epithets, but after seeing the research and publications of the faculty in Spanish, I must agree with R3. R5. They had a position in Spanish in 2017, this is a very small institution that should not have a growing student population, my guess is that that person is leaving. When I checked their position in 2017 they asked for a "statement of faith" as part of the application dossier SMH. R6: And now they're hosting an in-person campus visit, like nothing was going on.
  • Do not bother applying for the Spanish instructor position at Florida Gulf Coast University. They already have a visiting instructor who will be offered the job. R1: Is that for real? Why don´t they open an internal search then?  This is quite disappointing. I mean, doing skype interviews and who knows campus interview for nothing? R2: I would disregard this post. The inside candidate paranoia occurs every year, and every year there are cases in which the inside candidate is not offered the job. You have no way of knowing, so just apply. R3: I agree with R2. R4: After I quit, they told me they would hire a Visiting Instructor who had already worked there (and that I know). The national search is mandatory because it's a full-time position. Apply if you would like. You never know. I was just sharing my experience in that university since that used to be my job. R5: National searches ARE NOT mandatory for non-tenure track positions. They can always argue for "emergency hiring". Colorado College hired someone this year for a full time position (VAP) and there was not a national search. Also, I actually happen to know the person who works at Florida Golf Coast, and they like him a lot there. I also know he wants a TT so there's always the chance that this person will leave.
  • There are many universities opening positions to start on January, instead of next academic year, which is rather unusual. Any guesses? R1: This was interesting to me, too. I'm not sure what the underlying reasoning is, but I'd be curious to learn more about this once people get positions in those departments. R2: Covid-19 has thrown the hiring calendar totally out of wack. My guess is that these were jobs that would have started in Fall 2020 but had to be canceled or postponed due to hiring freezes. They are probably understaffed and need someone ASAP. R3: I saw St. Francis with a start date for Jan. I don't have first-hand knowledge, but from what I've been able to research, it seems like the college has gone through major program/curricular changes and then covid happened. So they must be in urgent need of a new faculty after their programs were either cut or reshaped.
  • The Berea College search is listed below as a linguistics job, though the ad does not specify that they are strictly looking for a linguist, it appears to be open to either linguistics or literature. The teaching responsibilities are so wide (language, literature, translation, phonetics, Spanish for the professions, etc.) as to suggest that these are potential areas of interest and not requirements. It's a poorly worded ad, but to give the committee the benefit of the doubt, I don't think they really believe that one person can competently cover all of those. It appears that this is simply an open/generalist search, so the current description is misleading and could discourage literature people from applying. R1: Thanks for drawing attention to this. The post is now fixed to reflect that it's open specialty. Community edits are also welcome in case you catch something similar in the future. Thanks!
  • New jobs section: Off-the-beaten-path  There are a lot of jobs that Spanish and Portuguese PhDs are qualified for but that don't fit our normal focus on language departments and regular teaching positions. In order to share these while still keeping the wiki well-organized, I have created a separate "Off-the-beaten path Job Postings" section for such positions. 
  • Visa requirements for Dartmouth / Mellon Foundation position So Dartmouth included this little clause on the announcemente of their Post-Doc opening "There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States." Challenge my translation if you may, but I think it means that they are only willing to sponsor J1 visas—not H1B, as the "return to home" requirement is clearly reflected on it. R1: That's an interesting thought. I wouldn't interpret it that way necessarily. H-1B visas are considered "dual intent ". As an example, a person on that type of visa could take steps towards getting a green card and end up being a more permant immigrant to the US. I would suggest making explicit in your application materials that your intention is to remain in the US in some specific capacity after the postdoc position ends. That said, since I am not in any way an expert on immigration law and I don't know anything about the Dartmouth search committee's intentions, I would suggest contacting someone at your campus who works with international students and faculty to see what their professional opinion is.
  • An especially difficult year [Moved from "Free Advice" Section] Given the realities of the pandemic and its effect on academia, I imagine that this year is going to be very dismal for the higher ed market in general. Liberal arts disciplines will likely be hit hardest and many profs on the tenure track, myself included, have very likely had (or will have) their positions eliminated at the end of 2020-21. My heart goes out to everyone desperately seeking new employment this year and I earnestly hope that, as job seekers in the same unenviable position, we are all able to support each other regardless of the outcome. Ideally, this wiki is a good place to celebrate offers and commiserate rejections. Looking at past entries, this has not always been the case. R1: I'll join you in being supportive of job seekers. Although the focus has traditionally been on academic job postings here, I think it may help for us to have more discussion of non-academic jobs or academic jobs that are non-faculty positions. Some of us are more aware than others of what is out there, and I would like for this wiki to be a resource for everyone. I'm going to put a separate bullet point in the Free Advice section to draw attention to some relevant information.
  • The Ivory Tower is Collapsing [Moved from "Free Advice" Section] It seems that there are no jobs this year. It's time to demand radical reforms to our Departments... R1: I thought it's still early in the job season? But if no more job posts show up in the following weeks we can readily start to worry... R2: Early? ... It is actually LATE. Check out last year's one. By this time, most of the ads had been posted. We need to cope with the reality: the dream of a TT in Spanish (specially Literature and Culture) is over! R3: Exactly in what capacity is anyone in a position to demand radical reforms? TT professors are already in the Ivory Tower and students do not have any kind of leverage to demand anything (just see what happened at UC Santa Cruz last year) In addition to this, if you are so certain about "the dream" being over, why even bother in demanding reforms if it is already too late for that? This is not to convey an optimistic message, because the future looks anything but bright, but your melodramatic assertions are really not contributing to anything here. R4 to R3: My only advice, after many years on the market and this wiki, is don't engage with people who make this type of post. It just becomes a flame war. R5: I concur with R4. Commiseration is one thing, but there's nothing to be gained by sounding the death knell for and demanding revolutionary changes to the liberal arts as we know it simply because job announcements haven't appeared yet. At the outset of an academic year where institutions are still trying to determine if their instruction will be remote, hybrid, or face-to-face, it makes sense that job postings are slow to appear.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Applicant Current Status / Academic Rank:  

  • ABD (will finish this academic year): x 10
  • ABD (currently in one-year, VAP, PhD Completion Fellowship, visiting instructor, lecturer or adjunct position): x 2
  • Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc, instructor, adjunct): x 11
  • Ph.D. in hand (TT): x 1
  • Ph.D. in hand (unable to find academic employment at the moment): 
  • Ph.D. in hand (currently working outside of academia): 
  • Assistant Professor: x 3
  • Associate Professor: x 2
  • Full Professor: x1
  • Committee member: 

Field of Interest:

Literature: x13
Linguistics: x7
Language Program Coordination: x1
Cultural Studies: x3

How many applications do you plan on sending this year?

Between 1 and 10: x7
Between 10 and 20: x4
Between 20 and 30: x1
Between 30 and 40: x2
Over 40: x2
Over 60: x3

Job Postings[edit | edit source]

List NEW information at top, NOT in alphabetical order as we have previously done. This is a change that has been requested in previous years and it's one that makes sense. Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street 


  1. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC): Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Spanish with Southern Cone and/or Andean Focus. Deadline: February 4, 2021
  2. College of Charleston (Charleston, SC): Instructor of Spanish with a Focus in Hispanic Linguistics Deadline: February 4, 2021 
  3. Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN): Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish -  Specialist in Latin American Literature Deadline: February 15, 2021
  4. Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN): Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish -  Specialist in Spanish Linguistics Deadline: February 15, 2021
  5. Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN): Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish -  Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Spain/Latin America Deadline: February 15, 2021
  6. University of Bristol (BRISTOL, UK). Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (=Assistant/Associate Prof in US system), History of Colonialism in Latin America. Deadline: January 10, 2021. PASSED
  7. University of Nebraska at Omaha (Nebraska / USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track), Hispanic Linguistics, SLA, Applied Linguistics, Heritage Languages. Review of applications begins December 11, 2020. PASSED
  8. Salt Lake Community College (UTAH, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish / Latin American Studies. Preferred degree in Applied Linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics, or comparable field. Deadline: 24 October 2020. PASSED.
  9. Hillsdale College (MICHIGAN, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-track. Iberian or Latin American literature, culture or linguistics; special attention given to candidates with concentration in literature with ability to teach linguistics. Deadline: 18 November 2020. PASSED.
  10. Lycoming College (PENNSYLVANIA, USA). Assistant Professor(s) of Spanish. Tenure-track. Two complementary hires sought. 20th/21st century Latin American literatures and cultures / Expertise in Mexico, Caribbean Studies, or Southern Cone preferred / Interest in work that incorporates race, gender, border studies, and/or visual cultures / preferred experience working with heritage speakers. Deadline: 1 October 2020. PASSED.
  11. University of Washington (WASHINGTON, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish and Heritage Language Program Director. Applied Linguistics with a research focus on Spanish as a heritage language and its learners and/or speakers. Deadline: 30 October 2020. PASSED.
  12. University of Houston (TEXAS, USA). Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics. Tenure-line. Spanish linguistics, specialization in syntax strongly preferred and ability to teach pragmatics a plus. Deadline: 15 November 2020. PASSED.
  13. Westminster College (MISSOURI, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-line. Spanish, Generalist, dedication to a liberal arts undergraduate education. Deadline: 17 December 2020. PASSED
  14. Florida Gulf Coast University (FLORIDA, USA). Instructor of Spanish. Non-tenure-line. Spanish. Deadline: 15 November 2020. PASSED.
  15. Texas Tech University (TEXAS, USA). Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics. Tenure-line. Applied Linguistics, SLA, or Spanish as a Heritage Language. Deadline:  "Screening begins" on 15 November 2020, so the deadline could be interpreted as 14 November 2020 or 15 November 2020; probably the latter, but can never be too sure. PASSED.
  16. Swarthmore (PENNSYLVANIA, USA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. Non-tenure-line. Initial two-year appointment with possibility of additional two-year term. Spanish Early Modern focus; Latin American Colonial Studies is a plus. Deadline: 30 November 2020. PASSED
  17. University of California Santa Cruz (CALIFORNIA / USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-Line. Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 17 November 2020. PASSED.
  18. Wake Forest University (NORTH CAROLINA, USA). Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish. Full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits. Initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. Ph.D. preferred, M.A. minimum. Teaching load is six courses per year. Deadline: 1 December 2020. PASSED.  
  19. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PENNSYLVANIA, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-line. Potentially a generalist position (all levels of language courses plus courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and Hispanics and Medicine). Deadline: 15 January 2021. PASSED.
  20. Saint Anselm College (NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Non-tenure-line. 1- to 3-year term. Applied Linguistics (in one or more of following areas: Spanish SLA; the Use of Technology in Spanish Language Pedagogy; and / or Instructional Technology). Deadline: 1 November 2020. PASSED.
  21. Hamilton College (NEW YORK, USA). Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Tenure-line. Early Modern Spanish Literature and Cultures. Deadline: 1 November 2020. PASSED.
  22. Berea College (KENTUCKY, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-line. Generalist / open specialization (Linguistics / Literature / Culture / etc). Deadline: 13 November 2020 or 15 November 2020 (seems to be the latter, but both are listed in the ad). PASSED. 
  23. Washington and Lee University (VIRGINIA, USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-line. Golden Age Spanish Literature. Deadline: 15 October 2020. PASSED.
  24. University of Massachusetts, Boston (MASSACHUSETTS, USA). Lecturer/Director of Portuguese & Spanish Language Programs. Non-tenure-line. NOTE: January 2021 start date. Deadline: 15 October 2020. PASSED. 
  25. University of California, Davis (CALIFORNIA, USA). Assistant Professor. Transoceanic Literary/Cultural Studies (1492-1820). Tenure-Line. Peninsular, transatlantic, colonial Latin American literature and culture. Deadline: 30 October 2020. PASSED.
  26. University of Chicago (ILLINOIS, USA). Collegiate Assistant Professor. 4-year position. Postdoctoral teaching appointment (non-tenure-line). All disciplines and areas of specialization. Deadline: 16 October 2020. PASSED.
  27. Brigham Young University (UTAH, USA). Open rank, 3rd-year Spanish Program Coordinator. Tenure-Line. Foreign Language Education, Spanish Applied Linguistics, or related field. Deadline: 14 September 2020. PASSED.
  28. University of Northern Iowa (IOWA, USA). Assistant Professor, TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Tenure-Line. K-12 ELL education, second language acquisition and pedagogy, bilingual education, applied linguistics, and / or educational linguistics. Deadline: 1 September 2020. PASSED.
  29. Australian National University (CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA). Assistant Professor in Spanish (Lecturer Level B). Tenure-Line. Spanish / Literary, Film, or Gender Studies. Deadline: 9 August 2020. PASSED.
  30. SUNY Purchase (NEW YORK STATE, USA). Assistant Professor of Language & Culture. Tenure-Line. Spanish / Linguistics. Deadline: 11 September 2020. PASSED.
  31. Santa Clara University (CA / USA). Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-Track). Linguistics, SLA, Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 October 2020. PASSED. 
  32. EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

Off-the-beaten-path Job Postings [edit | edit source]

This section is for academic job postings that don't fit the traditional language-focused faculty jobs that we're used to but that are still relevant for many of us who use this wiki.

List NEW information at top, NOT in alphabetical order as we have previously done. This is a change that has been requested in previous years and it's one that makes sense. Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.


  1. Duke (NORTH CAROLINA, USA). Assistant or Associate Professor. Latinx Studies. Tenure-line. 2 positions open. Deadline: 26 October 2020. PASSED.
  2. Princeton (NEW JERSEY, USA). Postdoctoral Research Associate. Latin American Studies (Spanish and / or Portuguese). 1 to 2 positions open. Non-tenure-line.12-month term with possibility of renewal. Program in Latin American Studies. Deadline: 3 December 2020.
  3. Dartmouth (NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA). Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Society of Fellows. Non-tenure-line. 3-year position. Interdisciplinary, open specialization. Deadline: 14 September 2020. PASSED.
  4. Cornell (NEW YORK, USA). Residential Fellowship with the Society for the Humanities. Non-tenure-line. 1-year position. 6 positions open. PhD must have been awarded prior to 1 January 2020. Theme: Afterlives. Deadline: 30 October 2020. PASSED.
  5. Tokyo University (JAPAN). Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher). Non-tenure-line. Topic: "The Earth and Human Society in 2050". No knowledge of Japanese required. Deadline: 30 September 2020. PASSED.
  6. Princeton (NEW JERSEY, USA). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences. 3 positions open. Non-tenure-line. Open topic. Deadline: 4 August 2020. PASSED.
  7. Dartmouth (NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA). Postdoctoral fellow. 2-year position. Non-tenure-line. Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. Deadline: 15 September 2020. PASSED.
  8. EXAMPLE UNIVERSITY FORMAT (STATE / COUNTRY). Position Rank and Title (Tenure-Line or Not / Contract Length Info). Language / Specialty. Deadline. Link to Job ad.

Other Relevant Jobs Wikis[edit | edit source]

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