Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

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Frostburg State University, Department of English and Foreign Languages, seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position specializing in Spanish language and literature or Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2020. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.  Salary commensurate with experience and University System of Maryland benefits package included.

The Department of English and Foreign Languages provides classes for Spanish majors and French minors in the department, for majors in the International Studies program, and for students in the General Education program.  We foster a welcoming, collegial, and collaborative professional environment for all faculty.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be able to teach undergraduate courses in Spanish language, culture, and linguistics.  We encourage innovative teaching practices for language instruction and providing support for students to pursue language competence through study abroad opportunities.  Classes may include online components.  Duties include student advising, active research and professional development activities, and service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish, Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics or related field.  ABD in Spanish, Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics or related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.  Experience teaching Spanish at the university level required. Must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences we believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our students’ educational experience. We seek colleagues who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to promoting diversity and have respect for our diverse student population.

The department is especially interested in candidates with a clear potential for an inclusive and student-centered teaching style. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to contribute positively to a collegial environment required. Early-career candidates with interest in teaching at a regional comprehensive university are strongly encouraged to apply. 

About the University: A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly.

About the Area: FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the mountains of Western Maryland, a region rich in history, quaint shopping areas and eclectic cafes and food choices. The Western Maryland region is considered to be a four-season outdoor mecca of recreational experiences offering activities such as; hiking, mountain biking, water sports, snow skiing/boarding, golfing, climbing, etc.  Frostburg offers a family-friendly college town feel with easy access to major cities like Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. If you are looking for insightful colleagues, energetic students, and a great place to work and call home in a region with unlimited adventure seeking opportunities, FSU is for you!

To Apply:

If you wish to apply, please visit http://frostburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1288.  Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; 3) statement on teaching philosophy; 4) statement on research; 5) statement outlining your commitment to inclusion and diversity; and 6) three professional references. Please note: the contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with FSU’s mission to reflect the diversity of our campus and to meet the educational needs and interests of our diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement.

For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by November 18, 2019.

 

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify us in advance. 
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