Assistant Instructional Professor in Basque and Spanish

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Description 

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Etxepare Institute, is accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Basque and Spanish expected to start on September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The initial appointment is for two years, and is renewable for up to two additional years upon successful review. The Assistant Instructional Professor will be assigned to the Basque and Spanish language programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses per year (distributed in three quarters), of which at least 4 will be in Basque language and culture. The position also includes service related to the Basque and Spanish language programs, such as co-curricular activities and outreach. All Instructional Professors are expected to engage in regular professional development.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Qualifications 

Minimum requirements include a degree (gradu, MA or PhD) in a field related to Basque Studies (preferably in Basque Philology, or in Translation Studies), and academic proficiency (C1 or equivalent) in Basque, English, and Spanish. Previous teaching experience at the college level and/or specialized training in second language teaching or acquisition is also highly desirable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process.

Application Instructions 

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/85961 

Required documents include:

  • a current curriculum vitae, 
  • two cover letters of interest (one written in English, the other in Basque),
  • two teaching statements (one in English and the other in Spanish),
  • a unit plan for an elementary-level Basque language course (max. 10  pages total, written in Basque), and a summary of its learning objectives, contents, and activities (in English or Spanish),
  • contact information for three references.

Optional documents:

  • student teaching evaluations (if available).

Only complete applications can be considered. All materials must be received by the deadline of April 30 2021. Please contact Guillaume Beaudin (gbeaudin@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

Applicants are also required to submit an application to the Etxepare Institute at https://www.etxepare.eus/es/convocatorias-estudios-vascos in order to be considered.

EEO Statement 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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