Department: AIK Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Advertised Job Summary:
Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track)
The University of South Carolina, Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track), beginning August 16, 2019. Required: minimum earned Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American Literature in hand by August 16, 2018. The ability to teach Basic Italian Courses is desired and as well, preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of and experience in teaching Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load of undergraduate courses in Spanish which can include specialized courses in Spanish such as Spanish for Medical Personnel and/or Spanish for Business. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarly potential and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master's degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report's guide “America's Best Colleges.” The 2019 distinction marks USC Aiken's 21st consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 14th time in first place. USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs. The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit: www.usca.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 17, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Also, please submit a letter of application, unofficial transcripts and documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarship online. Please have three recent letters of recommendation sent to: MS Adrienne Banko, Chair-Spanish Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to MS Banko at Adrienneb@usca.edu. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Required: minimum earned Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American Literature in hand by August 16, 2018.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 41790
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.