Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Working Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish

Appointment Type: Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish, effective August 2022. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. 

We are seeking teacher-scholars whose primary specialization is the literatures and cultures of medieval or early modern Spain. Applicants are required to possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Other desirable teaching interests include Spanish for the professions, digital humanities, or interdisciplinary teaching. The faculty member’s primary responsibilities will include teaching all levels of Spanish language and advanced courses for majors and minors, maintaining an active and productive research agenda, and engaging in service at the department and university levels. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. 

The Ph.D. in Spanish or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable. 

Departmental Information:

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) at Christopher Newport University is composed of a team of 21 teacher-scholars who are committed to undergraduate education and to professional growth. The department offers instruction in French, German, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. Our programs include four majors, four interdisciplinary minors, and MAT degrees in Spanish and ESL. We are also strong supporters of study abroad: MCLL has sponsored numerous short-term study trips and, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad, advises students on longer-term language immersion opportunities. In addition to serving our majors and minors, MCLL faculty have the privilege of working with a significant portion of the student body through the second language literacy requirement in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum. They publish on a diverse range of subjects and welcome the opportunity to mentor students on independent research projects. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/languages.

Faculty Information

S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387​ Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service.  Our Fall 2021 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1213, respectively.  Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. 

 

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement.  Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

 

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F151P

Application Deadline: 10/10/2021

Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2021. 

Applications received after October 10, 2021 will be considered only if needed. 

 

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. 
 

Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to  disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status.  The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment.
 

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

Quick Link to Posting:  https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/11666

EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement

 


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