The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
Teach three courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate Spanish programs, including courses in contemporary Latin American and Mexican narrative Advise majors and minors in the Spanish program Conduct scholarly research in area of expertise Serve on departmental, college, and university committees
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Ph.D. in Spanish or Comparative Literature Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish (ACTFL Superior or similar) Prior university-level teaching experience Ability to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The first date of consideration is Dec 17, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and unofficial transcripts via the online application tool. Supporting evidence of accomplishments in teaching (i.e. syllabi, exams, evaluations, etc.) and research, non-confidential letters of recommendation, and other documents may also be attached to the online application. Please include contact information three professional references on the electronic employment application. Confidential letters of recommendation may be requested from finalists. Applicants' letters of interest should include a statement that demonstrates job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment. Official transcripts (bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees) from all academic institutions attended will be required at time of hire. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.
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