Lecturer in Spanish Language and Culture

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida seeks an instructor at the rank of Lecturer with experience teaching Spanish, coordinating language courses at the university level, and mentoring instructors. This is a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position. The start date is August 16, 2022.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching three courses per semester mainly in the Lower Division Spanish program, with an occasional course at the Upper Division level (dependent on departmental needs);
  • Working closely with the Director of Language Instruction to coordinate first-year language courses in Spanish and to mentor new graduate teaching assistants (including first-time instructors);
  • Participating in departmental duties, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy, curriculum development, and supervision of instructors

The ideal candidate will have: a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Spanish or closely related field (M.A. or M.Ed. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding); native or native-like fluency in English and Spanish; demonstrated excellence as a teacher; experience as a supervisor and/or coordinator in a college-level language program; exceptional organizational and mentorship skills; and strong commitment to working with diverse populations.

Additional desirable qualities include experience or interest in one or more of the following: Spanish translation; Spanish for the Professions; Afro-Latinx languages, cultures, or linguistics; leading study abroad programs.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website (http://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/) to learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95449

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for this specific position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) complete and unabridged course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching for 3-4 undergraduate Spanish classes, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to the applicant's Interfolio submission packet. Supplementary materials such as research and diversity statements may be requested from applicants later on in the screening process.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 29, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. You may send email inquiries about the position to Lorena Albert-Ferrando (lalbertferrando@ufl.edu), but be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida, a top-five public school according to US News and World Report, is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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