Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish) at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware

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Job Description:


Job no: 499476

College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences

Work type: Faculty

Location: Newark/Hybrid

Categories: Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Full Time




Continuing Track Assistant Professor of Spanish in Language Pedagogy, Methods of Teaching and/or Second Language Instruction, College of Arts and Sciences. Experience in translation, interpretation, and/or Heritage Spanish is desirable.


This position will support DLLC's mission. Along with oral and written fluency, translation, interpretation, and Heritage language education represent important components in the future of our program. There is an increasing demand for courses in these fields, which contribute to UD's core mission to promote a global and diverse society. Continuing Track faculty at the University of Delaware have teaching-focused appointments with varying levels of service; interdisciplinary or scholarly interests that complement and enhance the classroom experience are desirable. We are looking for creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment and who are high-quality teachers and mentors dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.



QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking an exceptional candidate in Spanish in Language Pedagogy, Methods of Teaching and/or Second Language Instruction. Experience in translation, interpretation, and/or Heritage Spanish is advantageous. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023 and a minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record. Superior Proficiency in Spanish required. Candidates will have demonstrated high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative-based learning environment. Responsibilities will include the teaching of all levels of Spanish language, which may include courses in grammar, composition, and oral communication. In addition, the candidate should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of methodological and technological innovation in their teaching. Interest in and experience in developing and leading study abroad programs is preferred. Service to the department is expected, including student recruitment and retention.


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware (https://www.dllc.udel.edu) is within the College of Arts and Sciences. DLLC strives for an inclusive and equitable culture, with faculty from all over the world. The Spanish program offers BA and MA degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, including oral communication and composition, phonetics, Business Spanish, Spanish Reading and Writing for the Sciences, film, and theater. We offer study abroad opportunities in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Panamá and Spain.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College's 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.



TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a single letter of application that describes the candidate's teaching record, and also includes statements on their teaching philosophy and potential contributions to diversity; current curriculum vitae; and three contact references. Letters of recommendation will be requested at time of application submission. At least one of the recommenders must be a person with direct knowledge of the candidate's effectiveness as a teacher. For additional information, please contact mmd@udel.edu.



SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.




Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.



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