Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Position Summary
The department seeks candidates for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in heritage learner pedagogy, with an emphasis on Spanish spoken in the United States and one or more of the following: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition or a closely related field. This is a new, non-tenure track position, with full benefits and initial three-year contract, renewable; promotion possible. Appointment begins in Fall 2017.

Essential Functions

* Teach course load of eight classes spread over three academic quarters. Teaching will focus on developing a new Spanish for Heritage Learners curriculum, but may also include classes in Spanish as a second language, a Latino Culture and Society course, an advanced course in the candidate’s area of specialty and/or a general education course in English, according to program needs.

* Participate in department meetings and committees.
* Active collaboration with faculty in Spanish, including work on Spanish subcommittees and departmental committees.
* Participate in annual Spanish program assessment, placement advising, and major advising.
* Some opportunities for participating in service outside of the department.

* Active scholarship is desirable and supported particularly as it relates to the Latino population, though it is not a job requirement for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with underserved populations and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
* Proven ability to apply a variety of methodologies in treating linguistic, cultural, and social aspects of the Latino experience for individual students and for a diverse community.

Required Qualifications
* MA at the time of application in Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition or closely related field with a specialization in heritage learner pedagogy and an emphasis on Spanish spoken in the US.
* Native-level or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
* Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in active support of diversity and inclusiveness.
* Demonstrated record of excellence and success in teaching Spanish for heritage learner classes as well as teaching Spanish language to Anglophone students in the US at the college or university level.
* Interest in program development and administration.

Preferred Qualifications
* PhD or ABD.
* Experience with development and oversight of Spanish program for heritage learners.
* Formal study in language development of heritage learners and of second-language acquisition as well as experience in assessment of language learning.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. This position will be opened until filled. However, applications received after November 15, 2016 are not guaranteed consideration. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA annual meeting in Philadelphia, January 5 - 8, 2017. For questions, please contact interim chair Dr. Ginni Ishimatsu, by email at , or by phone at 303-871-2152.




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Job No: 005713
Posted: 9/30/2016
Application Due: 10/31/2016
Work Type: Full Time