Visiting Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC invites applications for the position of Visiting Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies (non-tenure track, one-year contract), starting August 2022.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which can be found here: https://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm

Responsibilities include full-time teaching (4:4), coordination of beginning and/or intermediate level language courses, active participation in departmental events, and service on departmental committees. Applicants must have: native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered; experience teaching Spanish language at an institution of higher education. Preference is given to candidates specializing in at least one of the following areas: 1) Spanish pedagogy or applied linguistics, 2) Spanish for specific purposes (heritage, translation, business, legal); 3) Latin American and Afro-Hispanic cultural studies and literature. The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm and proven teaching excellence to provide innovative instruction along with a strong sense of commitment to support our undergraduate program and to assist in developing outreach initiatives in the Hispanic community.

For inquiries about the position and to submit your application materials, please contact Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen, Chair (kassen@cua.edu). Applicants are asked to submit the following documents:

- Letter of interest

- Curriculum Vitae

- Three letters of reference

- Teaching portfolio with philosophy of teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and videotaped teaching sample

- A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how your research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which can be found here:  https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae.html Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment. The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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