Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Job Posting for Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

 

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish, to begin 17 August 2020, to enhance a dynamic program in Spanish. This is a promotable and renewable, teaching-focused position, subject to satisfactory performance, program needs, and available funding.  Ph.D. in Spanish in hand by start of employment is required, as well as native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English.  Candidates should have teaching experience and demonstrate clear evidence of promise of excellence in teaching (and secondarily, research and service), with the ability to teach across a wide range of levels, and also the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Spanish program.

 

Knowledge of and experience in the teaching of courses in translation and interpretation, and in the development of T & I curriculum, strongly preferred.  Training and experience in Spanish for special purposes and service-learning development also a plus. Successful applicant will be expected to teach in one or more of these areas and to participate actively in program development and in the extra-curricular activities organized by the Spanish section and allied programs.

 

The University of Arkansas is a nationally research university with a student body of more than 27,000 students.  Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville forms part of a growing Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area of more than 500,000 inhabitants, and it is frequently ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. The region is also the home to a vibrant Latino immigrant community.  

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research program, a minimum of three current job-related letters of reference, and transcripts to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/37188. For references, candidates will be required to provide either Interfolio document email addresses or individual email contact information for each reference during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.  Completed applications received by 15 November 2019 will receive full consideration.  Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. 

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


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