Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a one semester (six-month), full-time, non-tenure track, assistant teaching professor position in Spanish beginning January 2021.

 

  • A master's degree in Spanish, or a related field, is required by the appointment date; a PhD is preferred.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; a minimum of one year of experience teaching beginning and intermediate level Spanish at the college level are expected.
  • Familiarity with General Education courses and ACTFL proficiency guidelines are desirable.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two Spanish language courses and a General Education course on Latin American culture.

    Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science.) With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has approximately 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor's degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master's degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages (French, German, and Spanish) and the arts. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health or energy & sustainability.

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

    Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie's cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region.

    To apply please upload:
  • letter of application summarizing your experience and qualification
  • teaching philosophy
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three references

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Erie-The-Behrend-College/Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Spanish_REQ_0000008068

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    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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