Faculty Specialist II (teaching professor) - Spanish - Tenure Track

The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University invites applications for the position of Faculty Specialist II (teaching professor). This is a full-time, tenure track, academic year (9-month) position to begin August of 2023. WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Major duties

The successful candidate will teach all levels of Spanish courses both on campus and in area high-schools; teach course on methodology for Spanish education grades 6-12; mentor and supervise intern teachers, including work with mentor teachers in local school districts; coordinate dual-enrollment programs; contribute to the missions of the Department, College, and University; and carry on service to the Department, College, University, the profession, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Spanish or related field; native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience teaching Spanish in higher education; familiarity with ACTFL standards and proficiency areas, including the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Desired Qualifications

Experience teaching Spanish at secondary level (grades 6-12); experience advising students toward earning teacher certification for Spanish grades K-12.

Required application documents 

A cover letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position; curriculum vitae; a DEI statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current letters of recommendation.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: August 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and continue until position is filled.

Questions: Contact Dr. Germán Zárate-Sández, search committee chair, at german.zarate-sandez@wmich.edu

For application instructions and further details about the job and the university, go to https://www.wmujobs.org/postings/285

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