Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor - 600057

East Carolina University    


Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor
Vacancy #:  600057
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (https://foreign.ecu.edu/) is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages and literatures with seven concentration areas: Classical Studies, French, French education, German, German education, Hispanic studies, Hispanic studies education, and Global studies; minors in Classical Studies, French, German, and Hispanic studies; a Master of Arts in Hispanic studies, an advanced language and culture option in the master of arts in international studies, and a Hispanic studies teaching area in the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program. The department offers Russian and Japanese in support of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary minors in Russian studies and Asian studies, and concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies Russian studies and Asian studies. The department also offers a variety of study abroad programs in Latin America and Europe.

Job Duties              

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites applications for one full-time, non-tenure-track, fixed-term, faculty position at the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications) for the academic year 2023-2024, with the possibility of subsequent appointments.

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching primarily lower-level Spanish language sequence courses with a teaching load of four courses per semester. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full-time positions include benefits. Contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience       

  • For an appointment as Teaching Instructor, a MA in Spanish is required, or MA with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching field.
  • For an appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor, a PhD in the teaching field is required.
  • Experience teaching lower level, Spanish language courses is required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education           

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Spanish language lower-levels courses, using communicative teaching practices; the ability to teach Spanish for the Professions courses is a plus (Health, Criminal Justice, etc.). Candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and willingness to do university service, such as curriculum development, recruitment, and outreach. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses, as well as experience incorporating innovative approaches in teaching language classes.

Special Instructions to Applicant       

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae online at www.jobs.ecu.edu.

Candidates should also supply contact information for 3 current references. Letters of recommendation will be obtained through the PeopleAdmin system utilizing the requested 3 current references the candidate enters in PeopleAdmin. Candidates should be aware that recommenders will be contacted through the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system and asked to upload their letters through that interface. Letters of reference submitted via PeopleAdmin will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement.

Official transcripts are required upon employment. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #600057 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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