ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Southeastern Louisiana University invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Spanish, beginning Fall 2020. We are looking for a talented generalist primarily committed to undergraduate teaching, able to maintain an active and productive research agenda, and ready to engage in service at the Department, College and University levels. The selected candidate will teach courses in Spanish language and Hispanic literatures and cultures within the departmental major program, with the possibility to teach upper level courses in professional Spanish and design Special Topics seminars. Familiarity with online instruction and interest in Service-learning and Study Abroad programs will be particularly considered.

Southeastern Louisiana University is a progressive and comprehensive university that enrolls approximately 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University's campus is located in Hammond at the crossroads of Interstates I-55 and I-12 in the heart of Louisiana's thriving Northshore, the fastest growing region in the state. It is centrally located within an hour's drive of New Orleans, Baton Rouge (the state capitol), and the Mississippi Gulf Coast that affords extensive cultural, recreational, and research opportunities. Applicants must be committed to working with diversity.  

Ph.D. degree in Spanish or Spanish Education by hire date. 

Demonstrated excellence in college teaching, and native or near-native fluency in Spanish are required.

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with online instruction and interest in Service-learning and Study Abroad programs will be particularly considered.  Qualification to teach another of the languages offered by the Department (i.e. 18 hours of graduate studies in the discipline) will be a plus.

We are looking for a talented generalist primarily committed to undergraduate teaching, able to maintain an active and productive research agenda, and ready to engage in service at the Department, College and University levels.  

In order to guarantee review, applicants must submit all documents requested.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by 12/01/2019.

Complete the entire application online and include all education and work experience and the names and contact information for at least three references on your application.

Attach an electronic copy of your letter of application addressing qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (official transcripts required upon employment).

The cover letter should highlight a) personal interest and qualification for the position and the reason why he/she considers himself/herself as a good fit for it b) his/her ability to carry out the above-specified duties in teaching, professional activities and service; c) his/her ability to set up long term goals in each area; d/ his/her commitment to working with diversity; and e) any special strength, additional skills, or personality trait (including collegiality) that he/she deems may enhance his/her application.

Candidates selected for a preliminary review will be required to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded to the Search Committee. They will also be asked to provide the Search Committee with a syllabus for a Special Topics seminar to be ideally offered in the spring semester of 2021 (whose academic calendar can be accessed from the Southeastern webpage). Semifinalists will be asked for a phone/Skype interview and finalists will be invited on campus for a teaching demonstration. 

Applicants must apply at:  http://jobs.selu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59591

Southeastern is an AA/ADA/EEO employer.


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