Instructor of Spanish (tenure-track)

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position in Spanish at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach language courses in Spanish at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The position also involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum and program development, and innovation. Other responsibilities may include: student advising, recruitment and placement, course coordination, TA training and supervision, and service on administrative committees as assigned by the Head. The position entails a teaching load of 6 courses per year (18 credits).

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in Spanish (or a relevant field) and post-secondary teaching experience. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate established competence in foreign language pedagogy, technology-assisted instruction, and knowledge of current issues and methods in teaching Spanish as a second language. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. S/he will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, events, and initiatives, to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, and to play a critical leadership role in the development of the language component of the Spanish program.

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and potential contributions to educational leadership, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level (student evaluations, peer assessments, sample course syllabi, etc.).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to with the subject line “Instructor of Spanish position”. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at

Review of applications will begin soon after September 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.