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Instructor, Limited Term, Spanish

Acadia University

Faculty of Arts
Instructor - Spanish
Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (9.5 months)
Position #: 10601
Closing Date: 7 June 2023

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British, but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on means that we are working towards decolonization across campus. Acadia University is committed to upholding the spirit and tenets of the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, as well as respecting the historical and contemporary contributions of African Nova Scotians to the land, culture, and life of the region.

Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate universities. Acadia offers a stimulating, vibrant environment, on and off campus, where dedicated faculty inspire and challenge students to be their best through supportive personalized learning environments, holistic education, and nurturing community engagement. Academic innovation and a technology-rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. With a progressive commitment to sustainability, the region offers locally-crafted artisan food and beverage, with many communities embracing organic, fair-trade, and farm-to-table ideals. There is also a small, but vibrant, francophone community in the Annapolis Valley, and the university campus is situated 6 kms from Grand-Pré National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that commemorates and celebrates Acadian contributions to the region.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary and Language Programs in Arts invites applications for a contractually limited term appointment in Spanish at the rank of Instructor commencing on 1 August 2023.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking teacher with experience or potential in: developing intercultural competence; promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in the classroom; and teaching languages in a rural environment. The candidate will be responsible for teaching first- and second-year Spanish courses, including Introductory Spanish, Intermediate Spanish and Spanish Communication Skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude for teaching and student mentorship, and a willingness to participate in service activities within the department and university.

Academic Qualifications: M.A. in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign/Additional Language, or a related field. 

How to Apply: Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:
- position number (include in the subject of the submission email),
- cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching statement and sample syllabus
- the names and email/phone contact information of two references (to be contacted if short-listed).

The application should be addressed to:

Dr. Kate Ashley
Assistant Dean of Arts
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.

All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form ( as part of their application package. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.

Closing Date: 7 June 2023

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Elke Willmann, Administrative Assistant,