SUMMARY SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission.
To promote and support our inclusive community, SUNY Cortland is proud to announce the establishment of the SUNY Cortland Diversity Fellows Program. The aim of this program is to attract diverse faculty of promise to our campus. We intend to hire up to five (5) fellows every two years in a cluster format who demonstrate a diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits. We are recruiting early career scholars who seek to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment. In addition, fellows will help support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum inside and outside the classroom.
Like all full-time faculty at SUNY Cortland, fellows will be expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support the campus values of Focus on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life as well as serve the campus priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
DEPARTMENTSUMMARY/OVERVIEW The Modern Languages Department offers majors and minors in French, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language, degrees leading to New York State teaching certification in Adolescence French, Adolescence Spanish, and K-12 Teaching English as a Second Language, as well as an M.S. Ed. in English as a Second Language. Our Spanish and French majors and minors can fulfill program requirements through study abroad programs in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and France. In addition, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, as well as American Sign Language to the campus community.
MAJORRESPONSIBILITIES -Teach a reduced load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) for the duration of the two-year program. Included as part of the teaching load will be the opportunity to teach at least one course a year which addresses equity and inclusion as part of its content. -Support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum. Participate in mentoring process with assigned mentor to support professional development. -Participate in a professional learning community designed specifically to further their growth and ensure their success in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. -Participate in the SUNY Diversity Conference each year of the fellowship. -Develop an active scholarship or research agenda. -Provide service to the department, school, and university. -Provide scheduled office hours and support students outside of the classroom in at least one of the following ways: acting as academic advisors, serving as advisors to student organizations, and supervising student assistants, research assistants, or other internship experiences
JOBREQUIREMENTS -Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and Inclusion as part of anticipated career trajectory. -Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment -Desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds, ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse settings, commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and commitment to educating students to become global citizens. -Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits -Creativity in course and curricular design -Effective interpersonal and organizational skills -Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities
Master’s degree (Ph.D. candidate all but dissertation (ABD)) in Latin American Literature for appointment to instructor rank; Ph.D. in Latin American Literature for appointment to assistant professor rank
Demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion.
Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish
Evidence of scholarly activity
Early career scholar seeking to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment.
Relevant teaching experience in Latin American literature at the college level.
An earned Ph.D. in Latin American Literature by time of appointment.
Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and advising.
Evidence of scholarly publication and an established research agenda.
Demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or executing diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives (such as conferences, workshops, teach-ins, commemorative events, or services in support of underrepresented groups).
Experience teaching Hispanic language, literature, or culture.
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About SUNY Cortland
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."