Assistant Professor of Teaching

Assistant Professor of Teaching. Director of Language Program with a Background in Linguistics. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California-Irvine

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California-Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching with the potential for security of employment position. The successful candidate will administer the language program and teach courses on Spanish linguistics or related area of expertise.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, or a closely related area by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to the administration of language programs. In addition to the directorship, the successful candidate will teach six courses a year. We are interested in candidates who can improve our offerings in some of the following areas: instructed second language acquisition, task-based language teaching, technology-mediated language learning, writing instruction, Spanish for the professions, socio or ethno-linguistics, translation, and heritage language pedagogy.

Please apply online at and submit a cover letter that outlines experiences/qualifications in teaching, research, and language program administration; a curriculum vitae; writing sample; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, sample lesson plans; student evaluations of teaching); and three letters of reference. The application materials must also include a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Completed applications received by November 27, 2023, will receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom or phone.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching. Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and externally recognized contributions in research/creative activity in pedagogy and/or the discipline. The teaching load for Professors of Teaching in the School of Humanities is six regular courses per year. Professors of Teaching may be granted course release for major service duties beyond their regularly expected service assignments.

As a member of the University of California Academic Senate, the successful candidate will be eligible for UCI’s faculty housing, medical, and retirement programs. It is expected that they will continue to develop as professionals in their respective fields by attending relevant professional meetings, reviewing programs, and collaborating with scholars outside the university.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence. All individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of all forms of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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