Lecturer in Spanish Language

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida seeks an instructor at the rank of Lecturer (working title: Assistant Instructional Professor) with experience teaching Spanish, coordinating language courses at the university level, and mentoring instructors. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing position (promotion eligible) to be renewed on a year-to-year basis, contingent on funding. The start date is August 16, 2024.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching in the Lower Division Spanish program, with an occasional course at the Upper Division level (dependent on departmental needs); the typical teaching assignment for an Assistant Instructional Professor is three courses per semester.
  • Working closely with the Director of Language Instruction to coordinate Lower Division Spanish language courses and to mentor graduate teaching assistants;
  • Participating in departmental duties, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy, curriculum development, and supervision of instructors.

The ideal candidate will have: a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Spanish or closely related field (M.A. or M.Ed. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding); native or native-like fluency in English and Spanish; demonstrated excellence as a teacher; experience as a supervisor and/or coordinator in a college-level language program; and exceptional organizational and mentorship skills.

Additional desirable qualities include experience or interest in one or more of the following: Spanish translation; Spanish for the Professions; leading study abroad programs.

Non-tenure track faculty at UF have numerous professional development opportunities and support for growth, including a three-tiered promotion track (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Master Lecturer). Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website (http://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/) to learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked the Number 1 public university in the United States by Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for this specific position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) complete and unabridged course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching for at least four undergraduate Spanish classes, and (5) contact information for three references. After initial review, confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 6th, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. You may send email inquiries about the position to Dr. Crystal Marull (cmarull@ufl.edu).

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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