Portuguese Academic Professional and Language Coordinator

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The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia (http://www.rom.uga.edu) invites applications for the position of Academic Professional and Portuguese Language Coordinator, to begin August 1, 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 course load in Portuguese language and Luso-Brazilian culture, literature and/or linguistics; coordinate multiple sections of first, second, and third year Portuguese courses; supervise graduate Teaching Assistants; and contribute to the promotion and goals of the Portuguese Flagship Program (http://www.portflagship.org). This is a nine-month position, with the possibility of a summer appointment and stipend, based on program needs.  

Qualifications:

—Ph.D. (in hand by start date) either in Portuguese Studies, Luso-Brazilian Studies, or in Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, or a related field with an emphasis in Portuguese.

—Two years of experience teaching college level Portuguese required in addition to a record of teaching excellence.

—Strong commitment to language pedagogy, teaching supervision/mentorship, effective innovation with technology, curriculum development, and understanding of proficiency-based instruction and assessment.

—Native or near-native fluency in both Portuguese and English.

To apply, candidates should visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/188747 and provide all the requested materials: cover letter, CV, and contact information (name and email) for three references who can address the qualifications indicated above. (Upon receipt of the application, the three references will be notified to submit letters of recommendation at the same website. At least two of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching record.) Finalists will be asked to also submit a teaching portfolio, and a statement of teaching philosophy and program development. To guarantee full consideration, please submit application materials by April 23, 2021. The candidate selected for hire will also be required to provide original transcripts showing degrees earned. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Robert Moser, at rmoser@uga.edu.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).


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