Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Spanish

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT) invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Spanish, depending on qualifications, for the 2022-2023 academic year. We seek a teacher/scholar with a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and whose teaching and research strengths are focused on Latin American literatures and cultures, or who has significant experience teaching Latin American literatures and cultures. Candidates should be prepared to teach all levels of undergraduate language, culture, and literature courses: introductory and intermediate language classes, composition, and specialized advanced topics. Teaching load is seven courses for the year. This is a full-time, one-year appointment, possibly renewable.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach 3 courses in the fall semester, two language courses and one advanced elective focused on Latin American culture (topic to be proposed by the instructor)
  • Teach 4 courses in the spring semester, including at least one advanced elective focused on Latin American literature (topic to be proposed by the instructor)

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 


  • For appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor, qualified applicants will hold a Ph. D. in Spanish Language with a specialization or experience in Latin American literatures and cultures, or related fields, from an accredited institution at the time of appointment.
  • For appointment as an Instructor, qualified applicants will hold an M.A. in Spanish Language with a specialization or experience in Latin American literatures and cultures, or related fields, from an accredited institution at the time of appointment
  • For all candidates, they will have evidence of college or university teaching experience, as well as a commitment to incorporating a variety of perspectives and preparing students for working in diverse and inclusive environments.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach all of the following after clicking on the Apply Now button:

  • Cover letter summarizing teaching, professional experiences, contributions to diversity and inclusion, and interest in cultivating equity and diversity in academic communities
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching and research interests
  • Teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three letters of reference

Alongside uploading your resume or curriculum vitae, on the same webpage, you will be able to upload the additional documents requested.

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

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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