Continuing-Track Assistant Professor, Spanish and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition

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Continuing-Track Assistant Professor, Spanish and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware is seeking a Continuing-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish and Pedagogy and take a leadership role in DLLC’s language education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand in Spanish linguistics or Spanish applied linguistics with a focus on current trends in second language acquisition research or pedagogical theory and practice; superior or distinguished oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English; and a minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record. Experience with course supervision and the supervision of Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Assistants is desirable. Experience with directing study abroad programs is welcome.

In addition to supporting DLLC’s and UD’s core mission to train and support educators in the state of Delaware, Spanish Pedagogy, World Language Education, and Heritage Language pedagogical methods constitute some of the most exciting areas of growth potential in DLLC. There is increasing demand for our existing undergraduate programs and there is great opportunity for the development of new online graduate programs in Spanish pedagogy and teacher certification.

Continuing Track faculty at the University of Delaware have teaching-focused appointments with varying levels of service; interdisciplinary or scholarly interests that complement and enhance the classroom experience are desirable. We seek a CT Assistant Professor who will also be able to teach our pedagogy and second-language testing courses as well as the core intermediate and upper-level grammar and oral communication courses.

Additional responsibilities:
Provide oversight and leadership to DLLC’s internal World Languages Education Committee (WLEAC); advise DLLC SPAN pedagogy undergraduate and graduate students; serve as sequence supervisor for  the 100-level Spanish program.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware (https://www.dllc.udel.edu) is within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Spanish program offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, including oral communication and composition, phonetics, Business Spanish, Spanish Reading and Writing for the Sciences, film, and theater. We offer study abroad opportunities in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Panamá, and Spain.
 
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

 The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload the following materials: a letter of application that includes a description of their teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer course evaluations or reports, teaching prizes, and/or a video sample of teaching); and contact information for three references willing to provide letters of recommendation at https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/careers/ . The reference number (Job ID) for the position is 497098 . At least one of these recommenders must be a person with direct knowledge of the candidate’s effectiveness as a teacher. For additional information, please contact Dr. Meghan McInnis-Domínguez, Chair of the Search Committee, at mmd@udel.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

 


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