North Central College - Naperville, IL


The Department of Modern & Classical Languages invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 1, 2016. A Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics or Second-Language Acquisition with an emphasis in Spanish, is required at the time of appointment. Candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at all levels of an undergraduate Spanish program and a strong commitment to scholarship. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach some language acquisition and/or general linguistics courses, to coordinate lower-level Spanish courses, and to have experience with the integration of information technology into second language instruction as he/she gives direction to this new aspect of our program. Experience with or plans for working with heritage learners a plus. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English required.

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station.  The College’s suburban locale, home to 145,000 people and a vibrant local downtown, is one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.” For information about the College, please visit

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, at  There is no application cost for the Interfolio service.  Contact Cheryl Horton, Academic Affairs Secretary, at with questions about the application process. For other inquiries, please contact Dr. Norval Bard, Chair, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, at  Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in January 2016 (Austin, TX). Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.