The University at Buffalo is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), comprised of intensive research institutions. Scholarly activity is a prime objective for our faculty. For this reason, our full-time professors on tenured or tenure-track lines have a teaching load of two courses per semester (four for the academic year). Faculty and professional staff at UB are unionized, represented by United University Professionals (UUP), and eligible for paid research leave.
Additionally, our faculty have the opportunity to design new courses and create new curriculum, including study abroad programs. Our department supports a medium-sized, select group of graduate students in Spanish and French, many of whom hold teaching assistantships. The department is also affiliated with foreign universities such as Salamanca (Spain), Lausanne (Switzerland), Charles V (Paris, France) and Lille III (Nancy, France).
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other modern languages. Building on a rich tradition of excellence, the University at Buffalo supports the mission of NeMLA by serving as its institutional and administrative host.