Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track)
- University of South Carolina Aiken
- Location details
- Aiken, SC
- Salary is commensurate with experience.
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
- South Carolina
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track), beginning August 16, 2022. This is a tenure-track 9-month full-time teaching, research, and service position. Required: minimum earned Ph.D. in Spanish (specialization open) in hand by August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Candidates will be expected to teach a 3-course load per semester consisting of beginning to intermediate Spanish language courses, Spanish Conversation & Composition courses, specialized courses in Iberian Literatures & Cultures, as well as have knowledge of and/or experience with online course delivery and course development. Interest in becoming involved with our Maymester Study Abroad Program in Valladolid, Spain, as well as the ability to teach “Spanish for the Professions” courses (Spanish for Medical Personnel, Spanish for Business & Finance, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Healthcare Workers, etc.), and Spanish-English Translation & Interpretation are pluses.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers two Spanish majors and two Spanish minors: “Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation” and “Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures”. In 2022, the department of will consist of 6 full-time faculty members who teach courses in Spanish, French, and German. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarly potential, and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.
UofSC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. UofSC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application at:https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106334 and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy; and d) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching (such as syllabi, student evaluations, etc.), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Timothy Ashton, Chair, Assistant Professor of Spanish Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UofSC Aiken, 650 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville, SC 29829. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ashton at TimothyA@usca.edu.
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, is primarily a teaching institution and offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. UofSC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2021 distinction marks UofSC Aiken’s 23rd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 15th time in first place. Additionally, UofSC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. UofSC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with UofSC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 35 states and 32 countries. UofSC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs.
Situated on 450 acres, UofSC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes. Visit: www.usca.edu.