Assistant Professor of Spanish (K-12 Language Pedagogy and Methodology)
Position Title Assistant Professor of Spanish (K-12 Language Pedagogy and Methodology)
Rank Assistant Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Competitive salary based on education and experience.
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of World Languages and Cultures
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The teaching expectation is three courses per semester. The candidate will teach primarily at the undergraduate level face-to-face and online (teaching methodology courses and Spanish language courses) and, occasionally, at the graduate level in field of specialization. Duties include but are not limited to: coordination of syllabus and curriculum development for the Spanish teaching minor as per statewide educational initiatives in conjunction with chair; program assessment; training and supervision of pre-service teachers; developing and maintaining educational partnerships in the local community and school districts; working with office staff on enrollment management; planning and actively participating in the department’s Language Learning and Teaching Workshop Series, and other research groups both in WOLC and education.
Educational Requirements for the Position
Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 2018 in Spanish with documented specialization in Teacher Education, Language and Culture Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Education, or a PhD in education with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish; demonstrated research and teaching experience of teaching/learning Spanish in K-12 education; native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English; experience developing curriculum for pre-service teachers using best practices as outlined by statewide initiatives, including the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS); minimum of 5 years college /university level teaching experience using task-based and proficiency-based instructional methods with demonstrated instructional excellence; knowledge of current concepts and methods in foreign language learning and instruction, including those related to online course delivery; experience and/or willingness to teach online courses; familiarity with ACTFL standards and OPI scales; expertise or promise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture, outstanding scholarly potential in field of specialization; outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills as well as demonstrated capacity to provide effective goal-oriented leadership.
Experience Required for the Position
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of research and teaching expertise in the language, cultural and pedagogical issues surrounding the teaching/learning of Spanish in K-12 education. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of Texas educational policy and initiatives, as well as a current and well-defined research agenda covering topics which address multiculturalism in the classroom, either directly or indirectly.
Special Instructions Summary
The application package must include 1) a cover letter clearly addressing research and teaching experience in teaching/learning of Spanish in K-12, 2) a full CV, 3) three recent letters of recommendation, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports), 6) a statement presenting current and future research in field of specialization, 7) a copy of graduate transcripts, and 8) a diversity statement (upload as writing sample) demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities no later than 02/09/2018.