Faculty Search

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Spanish

College of the Holy Cross
Department of Spanish
Worcester, MA
Open Date: Aug 14, 2019


The Department of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020.  Candidates must demonstrate a focus on twentieth-century narrative from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, whether the islands or coastal regions. Scholarly expertise and ability to teach on topics related to exile, immigration, ethnicity and Latinx literature preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of language, as well as culture, textual analysis, surveys, and advanced courses for the Spanish major; courses may be cross-listed with affiliated programs such as Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit holycross.edu/join.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required, as well as native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a link to a video of yourself teaching a Spanish language course (see instructions below) and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your current research and teaching interests, please address:

1. potential future research projects; and 2. the ways you might contribute to and further the College´s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate, liberal arts college (see: www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion (see: www.holycross.edu/diversity). Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset, as is interest in community-based learning.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66936

Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype.  Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Cynthia Stone, Department Chair, cstone@holycross.edu.

Instructions for the Required Teaching Demo Video

In order for your application to be considered for a position in Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross, you must send (via Interfolio and/or to cstone@holycross.edu) a link to a digital recording of yourself teaching a Spanish language class. We are looking for evidence of effective teaching strategies in the Spanish language classroom. Elementary or intermediate level is best, but advanced language classes are acceptable so long as they include some grammar explanation and practice. For candidates who are not currently teaching such a class, it is permissible to substitute either a class guest taught for someone else or, if necessary, a "made up" class of friends and colleagues. Please note that we are not looking for an edited version or anything out of the ordinary: just a link to the video uploaded to YouTube, DropBox or a similar platform.


  1. Arrange for digital videotaping of a complete class, to illustrate time management and teaching strategies for the material covered that day.
  2. Position the camera so that the students are visible at least part of the time, especially during group work. The images should be in focus and the audio, intelligible.
  3. Upload the continuous, unedited footage to YouTube, DropBox or a similar platform.
  4. Make sure the platform does not restrict viewing to users from a particular institution or otherwise prevent anyone with the link from accessing the video. Please double check that you have authorized all those with the link to view it.
  5. Upload a document entitled “teaching demo video” to Interfolio with your name, the full address of the link to the teaching demonstration, the class level, the place and date of recording, and any other relevant information.
  6. As a backup, feel free to send the link to Cynthia Stone, Chair of the Search Committee, cstone@holycross.edu.

Please contact me at cstone@holycross.edu with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application on Interfolio. Cynthia L. Stone, Professor and Chair of Spanish Department