University or Organization: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Department: Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Job Location: Minnesota, USA
Web Address: http://spanport.umn.edu/index.php
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Director of Language Programs
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Spanish second language acquisition to direct the Spanish and Portuguese language programs and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), beginning fall semester 2014 (08/25/2014). This is a probationary (tenure-track) faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor leading to the possible conferral of indefinite tenure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to pursue a rigorous program of research, and teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
Ph.D. in Spanish second language acquisition or related field by time of appointment. Candidates must show evidence of scholarly excellence and teaching effectiveness. Native or near-native abilities in both Spanish and English are required. Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills are necessary, as is expertise in technology-enhanced language teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in language program administration and/or curriculum development and assessment. Proficiency in Portuguese is a plus.
The Director of Language Programs will be expected to pursue a rigorous program of research and publications; teach two undergraduate/graduate courses per year; direct the Spanish and Portuguese language programs, develop standards-based curriculum, train and supervise graduate students/instructors; provide service to the unit, university and profession as appropriate to rank. Involvement in college- and institutional-level initiatives related to foreign languages and second language acquisition is expected.
Applications must be made online at the application URL below. The following materials must be attached to the online application: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of research philosophy (Additional Document 1), (4) a statement of teaching philosophy (Additional Document 2), and (5) a sample of your scholarly writing (an article or chapter, published or not) (Additional Document 3). All of the required documents must be uploaded at the time of submission.
In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, three to five letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the recommenders. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=116549
Professor Carol Klee
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