Assistant Professor of Spanish

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The Pacific University Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, extended-term position in our undergraduate Spanish program, to begin in the fall of 2021. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of World Languages and Literatures and Pacific University are committed to a vibrant and diverse campus community. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Description: The full-time, extended-term Assistant Professor would primarily teach 100 and 200 level Spanish courses, as well as take a leadership role in the lower-division Spanish language program. Leadership would include a variety of tasks, such as (but not limited to): organizing placement and proficiency tests, and coordinating and evaluating the lower division Spanish program. Candidates should possess a record of innovative teaching practices and incorporating technology in active learning environments.

A spirit of initiative and collaboration are especially desired for this position. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusive teaching, advising students, professional activity, and service in an undergraduate, liberal arts setting.

Teaching load of 24 credits per academic year.

Pacific University is a private liberal arts university of approximately 1800 undergraduates and 2100 graduate students. Pacific is located in beautiful Forest Grove, OR, which is 25 miles from Portland, an exciting, progressive and culturally diverse urban area. Campus is a short drive from the Oregon Coast, and the surrounding area offers rich opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Required:

  • Proof of success in having taught a variety of Spanish language courses
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership in language teaching
  • Vision for innovation in language teaching (technology, new pedagogies, etc.)
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Spanish by the start date (or in a closely related field, such as: Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Pedagogy, Translation Studies, Bilingualism and/or Applied Linguistics)
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • Fluency in English for administrative purposes

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference. We encourage applicants to submit evidence of recent professional activity as well. Please send your materials to Spanish Program Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred.

Review of applications will begin Monday, February 8, 2021, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Marcus Welsh, Chair of Search Committee, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dept. of World Languages and Literatures: humanities@pacificu.edu.


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