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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, sample of recent research (limited to 20 pages), copy of transcript for highest degree earned (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and contact information for three references who will be contacted via e-mail to upload letters of recommendation. All references must include an assessment of the candidate’s teaching. After all other application materials are received, selected candidates will be asked to submit an audio file; the Search Committee will supply details. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Interviews will be held at the MLA Conference in January 2018.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 105060
Working Title Assistant Professor of Spanish
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Foreign Languages
Job Purpose

Teach classes for the Department of Foreign Languages.

Essential Functions

The teaching load is 3-3 and will include foundational courses for teacher licensure students each spring. Other duties include participating in the Spanish Club, advising majors, directing senior capstones, and performing service assignments at the departmental and university level.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited institution conferred no later than June 1, 2018. Primary specialization in foreign language pedagogy and secondary emphasis in Latin American studies. Two years of experience teaching Spanish at the university level with demonstrated commitment to current ACTFL guidelines. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate instruction, active involvement in student-oriented activities, and a well-defined research agenda. Native or near-native command of Spanish and a professional level of English. Excellent communication, mentoring, and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively in a multi-language department. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the University’s sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in regularly and effectively applying technology in the language classroom. Strong record of program building.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 10/06/2017
Screening Date 11/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, sample of recent research (limited to 20 pages), copy of transcript for highest degree earned (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and contact information for three references who will be contacted via e-mail to upload letters of recommendation. All references must include an assessment of the candidate’s teaching. After all other application materials are received, selected candidates will be asked to submit an audio file; the Search Committee will supply details. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Interviews will be held at the MLA Conference in January 2018.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample of Recent Research
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents
  2. Transcripts 2
  3. Transcripts 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by June 1, 2018, a PhD from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What are your primary and secondary areas of specialization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have two years of experience teaching Spanish at the university level with commitment to current ACTFL guidelines?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future, require the University's sponsorship to be eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)