Lecturer - Spanish

Wilmington, North Carolina
Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Lecturer - Spanish
Department: World Languages and Cultures - 32221
Vacancy Number: 16F-103
Position Number: 363
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a one-year, renewable full-time lecturer position in Spanish beginning August 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach four undergraduate language classes per semester. Though some may be semester-long language courses, the majority of these classes will be offered in the RN-BS nursing program (http://onlinedegree.uncw.edu/programs/rn-to-bs-nursing.aspx) as part of an innovative Online Accelerated Program (OAP). The courses for the nursing program are elementary- and intermediate-level asynchronous, online Spanish language classes that are offered in 7-week blocks. At present, the only degree program offered through OAP is the B.S. in Nursing, RN to BS option. This program caters to professionals returning to undergraduate study while continuing their career full time. The OAP program is a fast-paced online asynchronous learning environment which demands intense instructor attention. The option to teach these courses during the summer for an additional stipend is available. This individual is expected to be on site and take an active role in university, college and WLC departmental service.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum: Master’s degree in Spanish, or in a related field, with at least 18 hours of graduate study in Spanish and teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Pedagogical training is expected, as is experience teaching online Spanish-language courses with a platform such as BlackBoard. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching Spanish for healthcare.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service to local and global communities. Through innovative and substantive pedagogies, the department seeks to promote student understanding of the linguistic and cultural subject matters it teaches.
The Department prepares students to acquire proficiency in world languages at all levels and enhance the students’ effective communication, creativity, critical thinking, greater awareness of the world’s peoples, and interpersonal skills, as well as their understanding of their own language.
Scholarship and research are the wellspring that sustains intellectual vitality within the university community and the larger community. The faculty of the Department of World Languages and Cultures is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of intellectual exploration and exchange in order to develop students’ research interests and abilities.
The Department plays a pivotal role in world language teaching and cultural expertise throughout Southeastern North Carolina. Through teaching, service, and research, the faculty of the Department of World Languages and Cultures serves as a bridge connecting local, regional, and international concerns.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
To apply, please complete the online application at https://jobs.uncw.edu. A letter of application and curriculum vitae which address all the minimum requirements, contact information for three references, and teaching statement specific to online instruction. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Questions concerning the position, the application or the search procedure should be directed to Dr. Maria Cami-Vela, Chair of Search Committee (camivelam@uncw.edu). Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 31, 2017, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 03/17/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 03/31/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Spanish Lecturer Search Committee