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Birmingham-Southern College announces a tenure-track position in Spanish at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. PhD in Spanish, area of specialization open but applicants with expertise in Spanish peninsular literature ​and culture are highly preferred. Training in teaching Spanish language to heritage learners is a plus. Near-completion ABD will be considered. Native or near-native command of Spanish and English is required. The successful candidate will understand and uphold the academic rigor of the Spanish program at BSC and will have a strong commitment both ​to teaching in the liberal arts setting as well as maintaining ongoing scholarship. BSC’s small, collegial Spanish department seeks a colleague who will contribute to our hands-on applied Spanish for the Workplace program with engaging literature and culture courses. Proven success in the classroom is a must. Teaching load is three courses per semester plus one January ​Exploration term course, primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching both language​/literature and culture courses.

Cover letter must address applicant’s experience teaching undergraduate courses at various levels and understanding of the liberal arts philosophy. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019. Interviews of selected candidates will be held the second week of December 2019 via skype. Send cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation electronically to Dr. Barbara Domcekova, Modern Foreign Language Department Chair, at bdomceko@bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical care and research in the Southeast. A vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; a zoo; botanical garden; the largest art museum in the Southeast; a world-class civil rights institute and annual art, music, and film festivals--as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities. In 2015, Birmingham was ranked as the #1 “next hot food city” by Zagat’s.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE

 


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