Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time instructor at the rank of Lecturer in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture, beginning August 16, 2023. This is a 9-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position. 

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching three courses per semester in the Portuguese language program, with an emphasis on classes in Portuguese for Specific Purposes (translation, tourism, business), the supervision of internships, and the summer study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro
  • Participating in departmental service and activities, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy and/or proficiency training, undergraduate advising, and curriculum development for cultural studies for the major/minor
  • Working closely with the Portuguese faculty to promote Portuguese language, Brazilian Studies, and the study abroad program through campus venues and social media, with a focus on student recruitment

To learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website: http://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/

For the past two years, US News and World Report has ranked UF as the 5th best public university in the United States, 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.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Portuguese or a closely related field (M.A. or M.Ed. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding), native or native-like fluency in Portuguese and English, demonstrated excellence as a Portuguese instructor, and a strong commitment to working with diverse populations.

Additional desirable qualities include a working knowledge of Spanish, interest in proficiency testing such as Celpe-Bras and familiarity with the FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship program sponsored by Centers for Latin American Studies.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at jobs.ufl.edu (search job 524090).

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 concise teaching/diversity statement, (4) complete and unabridged set of three course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching, and (5) the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet. Supplementary materials may be requested from applicants later in the screening process.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2022, 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 Dr. Elizabeth Ginway (eginway@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.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 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.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


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