Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Spanish for Specific Purposes

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida seeks an instructor at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with experience creating, teaching, and coordinating Spanish for Specific Purposes courses. 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, primarily in Spanish for Specific Purposes (e.g., Legal, Medical, Translation, etc.), dependent on departmental needs.
  • Developing additional courses in diverse areas, such as Spanish for Journalism, Psychology, Engineering, Agriculture, Government, Social Justice, etc.
  • Coordinating the departmental Certificate in Spanish for the Professions.
  • Participating in departmental duties, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy, and curriculum development.

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 teaching college-level Spanish for Specific Purposes courses; and a strong commitment to working with diverse populations.

Additional desirable qualities include expertise in Translation, the ability to collaborate in the administration of the cross-departmental Certificate in Translation; and interest in directing summer study abroad programs.

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. 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/97007 and the application must include: (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 (including students’ comments) demonstrating excellence in teaching for 3-4 Spanish courses, including for Specific Purposes; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to the applicant's Interfolio submission packet. Supplementary materials may be requested from applicants later on in the screening process.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 12, 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 Antonio Sajid López (antoniosajid@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 final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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