Lecturer or Lecturer Sr

Lecturer or Lecturer Sr 
Arizona State University
School of International Letters and Cultures

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) Portuguese program at Arizona State University (Tempe campus) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Lecturer Sr. of Portuguese with a preferred start date of August 2020. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position, 9-month appointment (Aug -May). The Portuguese program offers a Certificate in Brazilian Studies. The Spanish program offers Bachelor of Arts major and minor degree programs, in addition to a graduate program. Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. This position is non-tenure eligible and may be renewed annually pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and the needs of the university.

Essential Functions:

  • The selected candidate will teach 8 language courses per academic year. These courses may be a combination of Portuguese and Spanish language courses and potentially courses on Brazilian culture. 
  • Provide leadership in recruiting and program coordination in Portuguese (prepare syllabi, lectures, class materials, and schedule class assignments).
  • Contribute to curriculum development.
  • Service responsibilities include Portuguese program development and recruitment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA degree or higher in Portuguese in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Three years’ experience in higher education teaching Portuguese language (elementary through advanced level), including Portuguese for Spanish or Romance language speakers.
  • Native/Near-native ability in Portuguese.
  • Demonstrated experience in Portuguese program development and recruitment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience or preparation to teach Lusophone (esp. Brazilian) Cultural Studies courses.
  • Native/Near-native ability in Spanish.
  • ACTFL OPI training. 
  • Experience in on-line teaching. 
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. 

To apply, submit the following electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/70476

  1. A current curriculum vitae. 
  2. A cover letter addressed to Dr. Ligia Bezerra, Search Committee Chair, outlining teaching philosophy that includes a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from recent teaching evaluations for language and/or cultural studies courses).
  4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. The names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly.

Application deadline is February 1st, 2020; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website:
(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX)

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