Lecturer/Supervisor of Spanish Composition

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About the Job

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer and Supervisor of Spanish Composition (fifth semester) to begin Fall 2020. The position entails the coordination of SPAN 3015W, SPAN 3015V and SPAN 3011W; the continuous development and oversight of a text-based, writing-intensive curriculum; the supervision and mentoring of approximately 12 Graduate Instructors, Teaching Specialists and Lecturers; and the development of online courses. The teaching load is five classes per year.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have

  • a Ph.D. with a specialization in Linguistics or Spanish / Spanish American Literature and /or Culture by the time of appointment,
  • familiarity with approaches to second language writing instruction,
  • superior-level proficiency in both Spanish and English,
  • a minimum of three years of experience teaching Spanish at the university-level,
  • documented teaching excellence,
  • experience with research-driven curriculum development,
  • the ability to work effectively as a member of a team of coordinators, and
  • excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • experience with online foreign language instruction
  • experience building and designing courses in LMSs (e.g., Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard)
  • ACTFL OPI training or certification

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/333445. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. In addition, please email a statement of teaching philosophy to spanpost@umn.edu and three letters of reference should also be sent to spanpost@umn.edu. 

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019. Questions should be directed to Mandy Menke (menkem@umn.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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