Asst. Prof. in Spanish (Linguistics /Applied Linguistics or an interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies)
- Location details
- DeLand, FL
- Salary is competitive
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant, Teacher
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Language teaching, Linguistics
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
POSITION: Assistant Professor in Spanish (Linguistics /Applied Linguistics or an interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies field)
Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Spanish (linguistics or interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies field) in the Department of World Languages and Cultures beginning August 2024. The successful candidate will be devoted to teaching undergraduate students and will have a demonstrated ability to teach Spanish and language courses at all levels. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute innovative coursework and (inter)disciplinary scholarship while expanding the teaching of Spanish. Qualifications to teach elementary Italian or Portuguese courses are desirable.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Spanish (Linguistics / Applied Linguistics or an interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies field). The candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Competence in Italian and/or Portuguese is desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and be willing to teach Spanish language, and culture courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Interest in developing an intermediate course in Spanish for the health professions is desirable. Other qualifications of strong interest include psycholinguistic, translation Studies, computational linguistics and sociolinguistics or any interdisciplinary field. We are especially interested in and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from under-represented groups.
The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per semester. The candidate will also be involved in student organization advising, study abroad advising and promotion, and teaching apprentice supervision. Qualified candidates are expected to teach Spanish language from the introductory to advanced levels and interdisciplinary courses relevant to World Languages and Cultures. Involvement with General Education and the co-curricular activities of the World Languages and Cultures Department (http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/languages/) is also expected. For more information on Stetson’s teacher-scholar ideal, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: http://www.stetson.edu/administration/provost/index.php.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/languages/) currently consists of 8 full-time faculty members with expertise in Spanish, French, German, and Russian. (Italian, Arabic and Chinese are also offered through external or contingent faculty.) The Department offers majors with tracks in German Studies, Hispanic Studies, French and Francophone Studies, and a multi-language track in Translation. We also offer minors in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. Stetson also offers a major in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Our faculty members are highly engaged teacher-scholars providing students unique experiences in their language education.
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 150 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 38 undergraduate majors and 40 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.
All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 3,700 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,300 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a town of 38,000 inhabitants located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities and is served by three Airports: Orlando International Airport, Sanford International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport.
SALARY: Salary is competitive.
STARTING DATE: August 10, 2024
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) cover letter detailing how the applicant’s professional accomplishments and experiences meet the requirements of the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations of teaching, peer observation letters); 4) two sample syllabi: for an introductory class and/or an intermediate class and/or an advanced Hispanic Studies class; 5) a minimum of three reference letters (sent under separate cover). Writing samples will be requested at a later stage in the search. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
Evaluation of applications will begin on November 18, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.
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