Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
- The University of Southern Mississippi
- Location details
- Hattiesburg, MS
- Salary not specified
- Position type
- Lecturer/instructor, Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Cultural studies
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
The School of Social Science and Global Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Instructor of Spanish or Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish beginning August 2024; this is a teaching-track position with opportunities for promotion. The School is seeking candidates who will demonstrate a strong commitment to teacher training and beginning/intermediate Spanish language instruction in a cultural studies curriculum, as well as undergraduate advisement and service in support of academic initiatives. The successful candidate will teach a full range of courses commensurate with their academic credentials. The School strongly values and encourages study abroad and interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background of student teacher mentorship in K-12 education.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach four courses per semester, fall and spring, face-to-face and/or online as needed.
- Hold regular office hours
- Mentor and advise students in the program.
- Attend faculty meetings as determined by the Director of the School of Social Science and Global Studies and program meetings as determined by the program coordinators.
- Engage in professional development and/or scholarly activities appropriate to the mission of the School, College, and University.
- Provide service to assist the functioning of the School, College, and University.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Spanish, Teaching of Languages, or Second Language Acquisition (or related field), with at least 18 graduate hours of Spanish for Instructor position, OR Ph.D. in Spanish, Teaching of Languages, or Second Language Acquisition (or related field), with at least 18 graduate hours of Spanish for Assistant Teaching Professor position. Three years of K-12 language instruction experience. At least advanced-mid proficiency in Spanish. Proficiency with instructional technology.
Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Experience teaching in a university setting. Online teaching and LMS course design experience. Experience with graduate teaching. Study abroad experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit a cover letter, C.V., teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of three professional references. Unofficial transcripts will be requested of finalists prior to interviews. Official transcripts and a writing sample in Spanish are required prior to extending an offer to the preferred candidate. Review of applications will begin November 20 and will continue until position is filled.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.