Full Time Lecturer & Language Coordinator for Spanish

The Department of Romance Studies at Tufts University invites applications for a Spanish Language Coordinator/Full-time Lecturer position to begin September 1, 2023.

Responsibilities include teaching two Spanish language courses annually (one course per semester), coordinating two levels of elementary Spanish, overseeing the entire Spanish language curriculum, supervising and evaluating Spanish lecturers, hiring, training and supervising Teaching Assistants, coordinating and administering placement exams, evaluating students level ad-hoc, advising students, collaborating with other university offices, and promoting the program by organizing co-curricular and outreach events.

Requirements and skills

  • Masters’ degree required in Spanish language pedagogy, second language acquisition, linguistics, or a related field. PhD preferred.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Multi-tasking, detailed oriented, organizational skills
  • Team-management, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience in designing and teaching college-level Spanish language courses in the U.S.
  • Command of instructional technology applied to language learning.
  • Evidence of creative pedagogical practice reflecting knowledge of current methodologies.
  • Evidence of a commitment to designing curricula that address issues of equity and justice with a focus on marginalized communities.
  • Understanding of current Peninsular and Latin-American cultural issues.

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and have three current confidential letters of recommendation sent directly by their authors. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio. Note that our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates’ materials should address how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

Questions about the position may be directed to Bridget Erickson at bridget.erickson@tufts.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at oeo@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at https://oeo.tufts.edu/

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