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Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Modern Languages (10000883)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042, if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

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Position Description

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in Computational and/or Corpus Linguistics. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in the undergraduate and graduate Spanish programs, as well as in the Ph.D. in Second Language Studies. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish or a related field by August 2022, native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish, with experience in teaching Spanish language courses, and linguistics in both Spanish and English.


Interested candidates can apply at [] and upload a CV, letter of application that details qualifications in terms of research and teaching, and three letters of reference.


The Department of Modern Languages is a large and diverse unit comprised of over sixty faculty members and over fifty graduate students who hail from all over the world and who teach eleven languages and linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels [https://]. The Department and the College are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its hiring, teaching, and mentoring practices ( The University is located in Oxford, a vibrant community that is supportive of all intellectual and creative pursuits including art, music, film, and writing (

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi