Assistant Professor in Second Language Acquisition/Foreign Language Methodology

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The Hispanic Studies department at Connecticut College, a private, highly selective liberal arts college and leader in the fields of internationalization and Global Studies, invites applications for Assistant Professor in Second Language Acquisition/Foreign Language Methodology or Sociolinguistics with interest in border cultures, immigration and Heritage speakers, to begin July 1, 2020. Related expertise in the History of the Language, Spanish for the professions, or Technology-based second language learning welcome. A PhD in Spanish is expected at the time of appointment, as well to near native Spanish and an active research agenda. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and a dedicated undergraduate advisor and research mentor. In addition to coordinating the department’s language program, teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Hispanic Art (integrated grammar review), Practical Spanish, Hispanic Identities in Writing and the Arts, Advanced Grammar and Composition, History of Spanish, Teaching & Learning Spanish: Second Language Acquisition, Dialects and Indigenous Languages in a Global Context, Spanish for the Professions, Proyecto Comunidad (service learning) and courses that contribute to our ongoing efforts to address issues of diversity in Hispanic Studies from First Year seminars through Conncourses and 400 level topic seminars.

The Hispanic Studies department has demonstrated leadership at Connecticut College for diverse constituencies including CISLA (Center for International Studies in the Liberal Arts), PICA (Holleran Center for Public Policy and Community Action), FSCC (Faculty Steering and Conference Committee), Genders, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies, Latin American Studies, Social Justice + Sustainability Pathway, Posse and the Language Caucus.  Our department has been recognized nationally for its innovative curriculum and dedication to the implementation of cutting-edge pedagogy. In recent years, one Latin American Studies major won Connecticut College’s prestigious Anna Lord Strauss award at graduation and a Fulbright award to teach in Chiapas, Mexico, and a Hispanic Studies minor won a Fulbright to teach in Spain. Many senior scholars completed internships in Spanish in Latin America and Spain for CISLA.  More information about our department can be found at the following link to our college website:  Hispanic Studies Department, and on our Facebook page.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69695 . In your cover letter, please summarize your teaching and research activities. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


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