Spanish Lecturer / Spanish Language Program Co-Coordinator

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream lecturer position. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative teacher who works at the intersection of Hispanic Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2020 with an initial one-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable a three-year contract after satisfactory performance reviews. The usual teaching load is three courses per semester with course reduction depending on coordination duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD in Hispanic Applied Linguistics; Spanish Sociolinguistics, or equivalent by August 2020.
• Evidence of Native or near-native fluency and ability to teach in Spanish and English.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in language coordination, teaching training, and language placement and assessment.
• Evidence of capacity to teach courses in all levels of Spanish language, linguistics, or culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to work as Department Language Co-Coordinator (on par with existing Coordinator) in a proficiency-oriented and standards-based language program, advise, train, and supervise approximately twenty-five to thirty teaching assistants and instructors.
• Strong evidence of re-designing standards-based language courses and developing new content-based courses.

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary students and scholars with an undergraduate major and minors in Spanish Culture, Language, and Literature, a competitive graduate program, and an active events calendar with visiting scholars, conferences, and other research and cultural activities.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Applicants should submit a dossier by November 15, 2019 at the following link:

Dossier must include: a letter of application containing a description of academic background and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a sample syllabus, student evaluations, evidence of language coordination, a list of Spanish language courses that could be taught at the University of Pittsburgh, and a diversity statement sharing how their past, planned, or potential contributions will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
Questions can be directed to David Tenorio, Head of the Spanish Search Committee at For more information, see

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