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World Languages and Literatures. Position No. 52256. The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time, non- tenure-track lecturer in Spanish beginning fall semester 2024 on a three-year renewable contract. Normal teaching load is typically twelve credit hours per semester. We seek innovative and inclusive educators with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the university level and training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The lecturer’s primary responsibility will be teaching beginning and intermediate courses.

SMU is a global research university located in the heart of Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant metropolitan areas. The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic department housing eleven languages and fourteen undergraduate degree programs, and it serves all of SMU's 6000 undergraduates through the university-wide language requirement. The department collaborates with interdisciplinary programs on campus, including International Studies, Human Rights, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Our lecturers organize large-scale events like our International Film Festival; participate in Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s research clusters; take advantage of the opportunity to live on campus in the residential commons as a Faculty-In-Residence; and teach at SMU’s campus in the mountains of Taos, NM.

Minimum qualifications: an M.A. or equivalent in Spanish; native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; training in second language acquisition and pedagogy; and experience teaching Spanish at the university level.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by April 30, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision by email after the position is filled. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter and CV; statement of teaching philosophy that addresses, among other factors, how you create an inclusive classroom environment; two letters of reference; and a photocopy of transcripts to: http://apply.interfolio.com/141991.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

 

 


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