Assistant Instructional Professor in Catalan and Spanish

University of Chicago Department of Romance Languages and Literatures


The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull, is accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Catalan and Spanish expected to start on September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The initial appointment is for two years, and is renewable for up to two additional years upon successful review. The Assistant Instructional Professor will be assigned to the Catalan and Spanish language programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses per year (distributed in three quarters), of which at least 3 will be in Catalan. The position also includes service related to the Catalan and Spanish language programs, such as co-curricular activities and outreach. All Instructional Professors are expected to engage in regular professional development.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.


Minimum requirements include an advanced degree (llicenciatura, grau, MA, or PhD), preferably in a field related to Catalan Studies, and academic proficiency (C1 or equivalent) in Catalan, English, and Spanish. Previous teaching experience at the college level and/or specialized training in second language teaching or acquisition is also highly desirable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at the following link:

Required documents include:

  • a current curriculum vitae, 
  • a cover letter of interest (written in English and Catalan),
  •  a teaching statement (in English and Spanish),
  •  a unit plan for an elementary-level Catalan language course (max. 10  pages total, written in Catalan), and a summary of its learning objectives, contents, and activities (in English or Spanish),
  •  contact information for three references.

Optional documents:

  • student teaching evaluations (if available).

Only complete applications can be considered. All materials must be received by the deadline of 22 January 2021. Please contact Guillaume Beaudin ( with any questions.

Applicants are also required to submit an application to the Institut Ramon Llull at in order to be considered. 

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